Library of Examples for the PPAT® Assessment

The Library of Examples is a collection of actual written responses submitted by PPAT® test takers. Organized by task and by each textbox within a task, each example includes a stronger and weaker written response that you can use to compare against the rubric and your own work in order to evaluate the quality of evidence you have presented.

Corrections were not made to what test takers submitted. Because these excerpts were taken from a variety of test takers, they reflect a variety of writing styles and modes of presentation. No matter the style of writing, however, most important is how well the evidence addresses the guiding prompts and the rubric specific to each textbox within a task.

These examples are not templates for successful submissions. They should be used only for comparison purposes; each pair of excerpts provides a stronger and weaker response to the same textbox. The textbox number for each example is referenced at the top of the page and can be easily matched to the corresponding textbox number located on each task rubric. Compare your responses to the published pairs to determine whether or not your work contains sufficient evidence to fully address each guiding prompt. By examining each response and comparing the evidence within that response to the various levels of the rubric, you can determine where on the rubric your response might fall.

Remember, the work you submit as part of your response to each task must be yours and yours alone. Software is utilized to scan all responses for overlap with test-taker submissions from all submission windows and from the Library of Examples. If such overlap is detected, an investigation with the ETS Office of Testing Integrity (OTI) may be initiated and scores could be voided. See Scoring Policies.