Chapter Eleven:  Teaching Students Who Are at Risk Multiple-Choice Directions: Indicate the

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Chapter Eleven:  Teaching Students Who Are at Risk


Directions: Indicate the appropriate response to each item below.

1.Which of the following statement is false regarding students who are at risk?

a.Children who are at risk do not qualify for special education services.

b.The term “at-risk” has often been used to describe children who have personal characteristics, or who live in families that display characteristics that are associated with problems in school.

c.Students who are at risk have been historically segregated from their age-appropriate peers.

d.Children who are at risk have historically been neglected in the classroom.

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2.____________________ may be the number one factor that places children at risk for academic failure.

a.child abuse


c.grade retention

d.parental divorce

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3.Today, as many as _____ of homeless persons are children.





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4.Which of the following has been an outcome of recent research on the family?

a.The percentage of children living in a home with only one parent is increasing.

b.The number of single-parent homes headed by fathers has increased significantly over the past decade.

c.Nearly 70% of all children have working mothers.

d.Over half of all children today will live with only one parent during their childhood.

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5.Research on the effects on children from living in a single-parent home indicates that

a.the absence of a mother has a negative impact on boys.

b.academic achievement is affected, with lower achievement correlated with limited presence of the father.

c.single-parent mothers tend to use other adults in their support networks than do single-parent fathers.

d.all of the above

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6.The three major types of abuse are

a.emotional,  physical, and sexual abuse

b.emotional, intuitive, and sexual abuse

c.physical,  sexual, and cognitive abuse

d.none of the above

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7.Which of the following statements accurately reflects findings from recent research on physical abuse?

a.The incidence of physical abuse is on the decline in Canada.

b.In Canada, in 2003, youth under 18 accounted for 21% of victims of physical abuse.

c.Children who are physically abused often compensate academically.

d.None of the above

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8.When child abuse is suspected, school personnel

a.should set up a conference with the child’s parent(s) to discuss this suspicion

b.have a moral and legal obligation to report the suspected child abuse

c.should make a special education referral

d.should discuss the matter with other teachers to gain advice and guidance

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9.Recent research on substance abuse among children and adolescents has suggested that

a.despite the decrease in substance abuse among these populations, substance abuse continues to be a problem in our country

b.there is a decline nationally in substance abuse among children, but not adolescents

c.drug use among youth is once again on the increase

d.boys typically use more over-the-counter drugs than do girls

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10.Which of the following factors are associated with drug use in children?

a.drug use by parents

b.family management styles

c.parent-child communication patterns

d.all of the above

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