Quiz: ProEthica: The Professional Educator and the School

Question 1 1.5 pts
Because Ms. Kay, who is a teacher, regularly eats at local restaurants, students who eat at the same restaurants have seen her consume alcohol. Ms. Kay would never drink while in school, but she ordered a beer when she was out to dinner with her students during a school trip. She reasoned that this was no different from the previous occasions when students have seen her drink. Ms. Kay’s reasoning most likely indicates a failure to understand which of the following principles?
Group of answer choices

An educator’s professional responsibilities extend beyond the school building.

Only school and district administrators are permitted to make ethical judgment calls.

A teacher’s obligation to be a model to his or her students governs all aspects of the teacher’s life, both public and private.

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Question 2 1.5 pts
Mr. Smith slips out behind the school to have a cigarette every day during his lunch hour. Susan, a 14-year-old student in Mr. Smith’s class, witnesses this and follows him. She sees him smoking and lights up a cigarette herself. Mr. Smith does not report the incident because he fears there will be professional repercussions. Which of the following ethical principles might have prevented this situation?
Group of answer choices

The need to respect the confidentiality of students’ private information

The duty to recognize that it is always inappropriate to enter into an adult relationship with a current or former student

The obligation to refrain from personal activities that may reduce one’s effectiveness in the school community

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Question 3 1.5 pts
Mr. Masood, a high school principal, sees a former student, Tony, in town one day. After they have a friendly chat, Tony, now an adult who graduated five years ago, invites Mr. Masood to join him for a game of tennis at a public park. In the situation described, which principle is most clearly relevant for Mr. Masood to consider before accepting the invitation?
Group of answer choices

Consider the implications of accepting gifts from or giving gifts to students.

Consider the ramifications of entering into an adult relationship of any kind with a former student.

Resolve conflicts, whenever possible, privately, respectfully, and in accordance with district policy.

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Question 4 1.5 pts
During her evenings after school, Ms. Conrad, a Spanish teacher, has been completing courses toward a second master’s degree. She has six months of coursework remaining. She updates her online résumé to state that she has already earned the degree. By taking the action described, Ms. Conrad most clearly puts at risk the ethical principle guiding professional educators to –
Group of answer choices

respect appropriate chains of command in reporting.

recognize that professional behavior should extend beyond school grounds.

accurately represent their professional credentials.

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Question 5 1.5 pts
Mr. Marcello, an assistant principal, is completing courses to earn a certificate at the same time he is applying for a principal position in another school district. He has six months of coursework remaining. On his résumé, he writes that he has already earned the certificate. In the situation described, Mr. Marcello’s action is most clearly misaligned with the professional obligation to –
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accurately represent one’s professional credentials.

keep personal information confidential.

avoid engaging in illicit behavior on school premises.

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Question 6 1.5 pts
Dr. Davis, a high school principal, is experiencing stress at work and in his personal life. He decides to take an extended fishing trip to relieve the stress, and he classifies the time he takes off as medical leave. Does Dr. Davis’s action put at risk the ethical principles for professional educators?
Group of answer choices

No, because stress is a legitimate medical concern that could impair Dr. Davis’s ability to do his job.

No, as long as Dr. Davis carefully reviewed his own symptoms and determined that he fit the criteria for having a psychological condition.

Yes, because it was inappropriate for Dr. Davis to decide for himself what constitutes medical leave.

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Question 7 1.5 pts
Mr. Roberts is a teacher and also a parent of a student in his school. He comes across a Web site where parents he knows are having a discussion of school policies and sees that the discussion includes a critical misunderstanding of policy. Which of the following is most important for Mr. Roberts to consider when deciding how and whether to post in the discussion?
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Whether, as a teacher, he is authorized to speak on matters of school policy.

Whether he will be primarily posting as a parent or as a teacher.

Whether he can be confident that his post will remain anonymous.

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Question 8 1.5 pts
Mr. Robinson is the teacher in charge of teacher chaperones at a high school prom. He notices that Mr. Jones, one of the other chaperones, appears to be under the influence of alcohol. Which of the following should Mr. Robinson do?
Group of answer choices

Tell other chaperones to make sure Mr. Jones does not do anything inappropriate and ask them not to say anything about the situation to anyone else.

Assign Mr. Jones to a location where he will not have much interaction with students.

Tell Mr. Jones to take a taxi home, and tell a school administrator about his condition as soon as possible.

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Question 9 1.5 pts
Ms. Santo, a high school teacher, learns that the assistant principal at her school may have spent time in prison as a teenager for selling narcotics. Which of the following principles of a professional educator is most important for Ms. Santo to consider when deciding how to act on this knowledge?
Group of answer choices

The responsibility to protect students from any practice that has the potential to harm them.

The need to interact with students with transparency and in appropriate settings.

The obligation to increase students’ access to resources in order to provide an equitable educational experience.

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Question 10 1.5 pts
While chaperoning an out-of-state field trip, three teachers shared a bottle of wine when dining together at a restaurant. No students were present, and the teachers promptly returned to the hotel to supervise students. Did the teachers compromise any professional principles by consuming the wine?
Group of answer choices

No, because the teachers drank the wine outside of normal working hours, and their behavior cannot be mandated during that time.

Yes, because the teachers have a responsibility to refrain from engaging in professional or personal activities that may reduce their effectiveness within the school community.

No, because the teachers were neither supervising students nor in the presence of students when they consumed the alcohol.

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