October 25, 2017

CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology Exam Practice Questions

1. Children from low socio-economic backgrounds are more likely to ___________ .

a. drop out of school
b. listen to peers rather than parents
c. behave in a self-defeating manner
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

2. ___________ ,____________ , and ____________ education programs are categorized as the three general character education archetypes.

a. Morals, social, character
b. Community-based, ethical, emotional
c. Character, morals, community-based
d. Mental, community-based, character
e. Ethical, social, character

3. A program that models the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government, using a democratic model, is indicative of what type of education program?

a. citizenship
b. ideology of assimilation
c. civil liberties
d. human rights
e. justice

4. The new economic paradigm focuses on the presentation, acquisition, and evaluation of knowledge. Considering this new economic orientation that no longer focuses on core subjects such as mathematics, language arts, social studies and science, what will have the most impact on the success of future students?

a. a four-year college degree
b. technology
c. a high grade point average
d. internships
e. industry-specific training

5. Historically, it was typical for the lives of people in the United States to follow a particular pattern. Citizens graduated high school, attended college, obtained a job in their field of study, worked forty years or so, and retired. Those who didn’t follow that path learned a trade, worked forty years or so, and retired. Today, there is a new normal. Workers constantly enter and re-enter the work market, taking advantage of professional training and education to keep up with the latest technology and advancements in their fields. This new normal in the job market is known as _________ .

a. technological advancement
b. individualization
c. globalization
d. career preparation
e. lifelong learning

The next 5 questions are taken from Atkinson’s and Shiffrin’s model of memory.

6. Atkinson and Shiffrin developed what widely known concept that illustrates how human beings organize and process information taken in by the brain?

a. information processing
b. memory retrieval
c. cognitive processing
d. two-store model of memory
e. mnemonic devices

7. __________refers to a mechanism that has a huge capacity to store data for a limited duration of time when it is taken in by the brain with a variety of modalities.

a. Echoic storage register
b. Iconic storage register
c. Sensory copy of stimuli
d. Sensory register
e. Temporary storage register

8. What is the name of the sensory register responsible for processing information the brain takes in visually?

a. echoic storage register
b. iconic storage register
c. sensory copy of stimuli
d. sensory register
e. temporary storage register

9. Which concept in the long-term memory system stores memories of occurrences in a person’s life or of an individual’s involvement in activities?

a. episodic memory
b. procedural memory
c. sensory memory
d. retrieval memory
e. semantic memory

10. Once information is stored in the long-term memory, it has to be retrieved in order for a person to consciously think about the data. Which concept entails the deliberate thinking about thinking once the information is retrieved from long-term memory and transferred back to the working memory?

a. metacognition
b. chunking
c. automaticity
d. maintenance rehearsal
e. encoding

CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology Exam Answer Key