[50 Test Answers] Prof Ed LET Reviewer: Curriculum Development

Prof Ed reviewer for the upcoming LET/LEPT that covers Curriculum Development subject.

Get a sense of what’s coming on your Professional Education (Prof Ed) exam with these 50 multiple-choice questions. This LET reviewer covers topics that are found in the Curriculum Development subject.

A curriculum development subject covers topics related to the process of designing and creating educational curricula. These may include needs assessment, instructional design and implementation, evaluation, and revision. The focus is to make it coherent and effective to meet the needs of students, educators, and educational authorities.

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Question 1. Which is not a provision for the development of each learner in a good curriculum?
A. Extensive arrangements are made for the educational diagnosis of individual learners.
B. Self-directed, independent study is encouraged wherever possible and advisable.
C. Self-motivation and self-evaluation are stimulated and emphasized throughout the learning opportunities of the school.
D. The program provides a wide range of opportunities for individuals with the same abilities, needs, and interests.✅

Question 2. Teacher Lily would like to take part in developing a subject-centered curriculum because she believes that all subjects in this type of curriculum are geared towards the holistic development of a learner. Is her belief about the subject-centered curriculum true?
A. Yes, because the subject-centered curriculum focuses on the learner’s needs, interests, and abilities.
B. No, because it is the experience-centered curriculum that emphasizes the teaching of facts and knowledge for future use.
C. Yes, because the subject-centered curriculum involves cooperative control.
D. No, because it is the experience-centered and not the subject-centered curriculum that emphasizes the integration of habits and skills in learning the knowledge component of subject areas.✅

Question 3. At the elementary level, English literature and Social studies relate well. While history is being studied, different literary pieces during the historical period are being studied as well. What curriculum design is shown here?
A. Separate subject design
B. Correlation design
C. Discipline design✅
D. Broad field design

Question 4. This phase of curriculum development involves decisions, among other things, on grade placement and sequencing of content. Which phase is this?
A. Curriculum planning
B. Curriculum evaluation
C. Curriculum organization✅
D. Curriculum implementation

Question 5. One example of this design of the subject-centered curriculum is that which shows social studies being combined with geography, civics, culture, and history to comprise the subject area. Which design is this?
A. Correlated
B. Broadfields✅
C. Separate subject
D. Core

Question 6. Ms. Ortiz, a Science teacher tries to enrich the content of her lesson by identifying related concepts in Math. What pattern of organizing subjects did Ms. Ortiz consider?
A. Broadfields
B. Correlated✅
C. Core
D. Separate Subject

Question 7. Which design is easy to deliver because of complimentary books and materials are commercially available?
A. Experience-centered design
B. Discipline design
C. Process design
D. Subject-centered design✅

Question 8. What refers to the matching between curriculum and test to be used to assess the learners?
A. Alignment✅
B. Auditing
C. Articulation
D. Delivery

Question 9. Ms. Mateo, a History teacher considers the element of time in arranging the content of her lessons in World History. What way of establishing sequence is emphasized by Ms. Mateo?
A. Simple to complex
B. Part to whole
C. Concrete to abstract
D. Chronological✅

Question 10. Mr. Rivera, a new teacher believes that education is a process of development and is life itself; therefore, experience related to the child’s needs and interests should be given primary consideration. What educational philosophy is being exhibited by Mr. Rivera?
A. Idealism
B. Reconstructionism
C. Progressivism✅
D. Realism

Question 11. A stakeholder in curriculum development, Mr. Cruz, a district supervisor and a member of the school board has one of the following primary roles.
A. Support and participate in parent-school organization activities.
B. Authorize school expenditures for curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.
C. Enact legislation to effect curriculum development.
D. Recommend changes in the curriculum.✅

Question 12. The schools in the first District plan to adopt a reading program used in the third district. What level of curriculum improvement is used?
A. Variation
B. Value orientation
C. Substitution✅
D. Restructuring

Question 13. Mr. Bernardo, a curriculum consultant on Economics insists that in selecting the curriculum content, it is better that throughout the high school years, economic geography concepts be used to recur and repeated with depth for effective learning. What criterion in content selection is shown here?
A. Validity
B. Continuity✅
C. Significance
D. Learnability

Question 14. The Filipino learners envisioned by the Department of Education (DepEd) in the light of the K-12 curriculum are _______.
A. technologically literate or logistically developed.
B. functionally literate or logistically developed.✅
C. scientifically advanced and values-oriented.
D. nationally oriented and internationally competitive.

Question 15. Teacher Duminguito believes that new respect for the child is fundamental in the curriculum. Thus, all activities in the classroom are geared towards the development of the child- the center of the educative process. To which approach in the curriculum does Teacher Duminguito adhere?
A. Learner-centered✅
B. Subject-centered
C. Problem-centered
D. Pragmatic

Question 16. Mrs. Manuel, the Principal of Bagong Barrio Elementary School invited the Brgy. Captain in the school to solicit input for the new curriculum in Social Science which highlights indigenous knowledge in the community. What is shown in the situation?
A. Community members as supporters of the curriculum
B. Community members as curriculum resources✅
C. Community members as managers of curriculum
D. Community members as beneficiaries of the curriculum

Question 17. Teacher Bert put emphasis on the immediate felt interest and needs of his students and not on the anticipated needs and interests. What type of curriculum does teacher Bert adhere to?
A. Subject-centered
B. Learner-centered
C. Experience-centered✅
D. Culture-based

Question 18. What type of curriculum divides the school day into different periods such as language arts, social studies, science and health, arithmetic, etc.?
A. Correlated
B. Broad fields
C. Integrated
D. Separate subjects✅

Question 19. Which curriculum design element is taking place when Eduardo, a 4th-year student can connect the lessons he learned in a subject area to related content in another subject area?
A. Articulation
B. Balance
C. Continuity
D. Integration✅

Question 20. The following curricular changes took place in what particular period? Restore Grade VII, the double-single session was abolished and more textbooks were written by Filipino authors.
A. American Period
B. Philippine Republic✅
C. Japanese Occupation
D. New Society

Question 21. This concept includes the sub-processes of curriculum planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation. Which concept is this?
A. Curriculum development✅
B. Curriculum assessment
C. Curriculum management
D. Curriculum and instruction

Question 22. If a curriculum is the “means”, what is the “end”?
A. Strategies
B. Instruction✅
C. Technique
D. Approaches

Question 23. The curriculum used during the period in Philippine history terminated the use of English as a medium of instruction, what period is this?
A. American
B. Spanish
C. Commonwealth
D. Japanese✅

Question 24. Which of the following statements about the concept of curriculum is NOT quite acceptable?
A. It refers to all experiences that both the school and the teacher provide the students with.
B. It is the set of acquired knowledge, habits, and skills.
C. It consists of everything that goes within the school.✅
D. It is a planned action for instruction.

Question 25. What process is being undertaken by curriculum developers when they enrich or modify certain aspects of a particular program without changing its fundamental conceptions?
A. Curriculum improvement✅
B. Curriculum change
C. Curriculum design
D. Curriculum implementation

Question 26. What design element establishes the vertical linkage from level to avoid glaring gaps and wasteful overlaps?
A. Articulation✅
B. Balance
C. Scope
D. Sequence

Question 27. What refers to the authenticity of the content selected by the curriculum developer?
A. Feasibility
B. Learnability
C. Significance
D. Validity✅

Question 28. What do we call the allocation of content to a definite grade capable of learning?
A. Time allotment
B. Grade placement✅
C. Grade level
D. Maturity level

Question 29. Which pattern of experience-centered curriculum centers around the normal activities of children and is based on each child’s needs, interests, and potential?
A. Child-centered✅
B. Activity
C. Social function
D. Specific competencies

Question 30. Which curriculum development phase focuses on the change which will take place in certain aspects of the curriculum without changing the fundamental conceptions?
A. Curriculum planning
B. Curriculum design
C. Curriculum improvement✅
D. Curriculum evaluation

Question 31. Which is not a component of curriculum designing?
A. Objective
B. Learning content
C. Learning experiences
D. Diagnosis of needs✅

Question 32. Which type of curriculum design serves as a response to society’s demand for the integration of knowledge and enables the learner to see relationships among various aspects?
A. Broadfield✅
B. Correlated
C. Core
D. Separate subjects

Question 33. Who controls the subject centered-curriculum?
A. Learner
B. Teacher✅
C. Parent
D. Teacher and parent

Question 34. To provide individual differences in the classroom, how is a curriculum designed?
A. Minimum learning competencies are included
B. Realistic and meaningful experiences are provided
C. Some degree of flexibility is provided✅
D. Social skills are emphasized

Question 35. To ensure success in curriculum development, which of the following specific actions should a curriculum leader avoid?
A. Work with people over them
B. Use your status frequently to establish discipline✅
C. Keep channels of communication open
D. Show that you too desire to improve

Question 36. Which of the following is a reason for the continuous appraisal of the existing curriculum at all levels?
A. New national policies in government
B. Changing needs and condition of society✅
C. Economic status of the people
D. Political trust of the country

Question 37. Which of the following best defines curriculum development?
A. The total mental phenomena directly received at any given time
B. The planning of learning opportunities intended to bring about certain desired changes in pupils and the assessments of the extent to which these changes have taken place.✅
C. A continuous cycle of activities in which all elements of the curriculum are considered.
D. Education is aiding each child to be a socially creative individual.

Question 38. To build a sense of pride among Filipino youth, which should be done in the curriculum?
A. Re-study our history and stress our achievements as a people✅
B. Re-study our history and stress our responsibility as a people
C. Replace the study of folklore and myths with the technical subject.
D. Set aside the study of local history.

Question 39. What do you call the curriculum when a teacher puts into action all the different planned activities in the classroom?
A. Recommended curriculum
B. Written curriculum
C. Taught curriculum✅
D. Supported curriculum

Question 40. Which statement about the subject-centered curriculum is NOT true?
A. There is a high level of cooperative interaction✅
B. It covers much content in a short period of time
C. The teacher has full control of the classroom activities
D. The main task is mastery of learning

Question 41. Schools divide the school hours into different subjects such as reading, grammar, literature, math, science, history, and geography. What curriculum design is referred to here?
A. Problem-centered
B. Teacher-centered
C. Learner-centered✅
D. Culture-based

Question 42. Which is NOT a description of the learner-centered curriculum?
A. Emphasis is on the total growth and development of the learners
B. Controlled and cooperatively directed by learners, teachers, and parents
C. Education is a means to develop socially creative individual
D. Emphasis upon facts and knowledge for future use✅

Question 43. The K-12 Curriculum is otherwise called as
A. 2002 Basic Education Curriculum
B. Revitalized Basic Education Curriculum
C. Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum✅
D. Extended Basic Education Curriculum

Question 44. What refers to an individual or group of individuals who have a direct and indirect influence on curriculum development?
A. Stockholders
B. Stakeholders✅
C. Promoters
D. Incorporators

Question 45. What refers to the appropriateness of the content in the light of the particular students who are to experience the curriculum?
A. significance
B. Validity
C. Interest
D. Learnability✅

Question 46. Which of the following statements is NOT acceptable?
A. Instruction is the actual engagement of learners in the planned learning activities.
B. Curriculum determines what assessment should be done, and how to do it.
C. Instruction requires teachers to use a variety of actions to accomplish a variety of functions.
D. Assessments establish what is to be accomplished in teaching and learning.✅

Question 47. Which characteristics of a good curriculum highlight the psychological nature of the learner?
A. Provisions are made for the smooth transition and continuing achievement of pupils.
B. Curriculum plans in areas that extend over several years are developed vertically.
C. Classroom practices give attention to the maturity and learning problems of each pupil.✅
D. Cooperative planning and teaching provide for the exchange of information about pupils’ learning experiences.

Question 48. Objectives must be evaluated in light of practical considerations, including teacher competence, availability of instructional materials, time allotment, etc. What characteristics of educational objective is defined by the aforementioned statement?
A. Comprehension
B. Attainability
C. Consistency
D. Feasibility✅

Question 49. “Knowledge is true if it is workable”. What philosophical foundation supports this statement?
A. Idealism
B. Realism
C. Pragmatism✅
D. Essentialism

Question 50. As a member of the curriculum committee, your chief concern is to give the child the freedom to choose what to learn and believe, as you allow them to set their own identities and standards. What philosophy will you consider?
A. Existentialism✅
B. Realism
C. Idealism
D. Pragmatism

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