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PPAT® Assessment

An effective measure of a teacher candidate's readiness for the classroom

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About the PPAT Assessment

The PPAT® assessment provides a solution, developed by educators for educators, for measuring a teacher candidate’s readiness to teach effectively.

We've listened to the needs and concerns of state department representatives and teachers in educator preparation programs. The PPAT assessment includes the elements that they have told us are critical when measuring a teacher's performance and growth as an educator during student teaching.

ETS is the trusted source in performance-based assessments and has the most extensive history of any measurement organization in developing, delivering and scoring assessments of educator performance, including the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards® assessments, Washington ProTeach Portfolio and other customized state performance assessments.

Why Choose the PPAT Assessment?

Learn how the assessment provides critical advantages to assist your state or clinical instruction program.

Alignment to Praxis® Test Specifications

See how the relevance of content selected by candidates, in the completion of the PPAT assessment, may include categories of the Praxis® tests.

Adopting and Implementing the Assessment

Get an overview of what to consider when deciding to adopt the assessment, and how ETS provides training and support for implementation.

National Accreditation Standards Alignment


Download fact sheets, flyers and research reports, and watch videos for more in-depth information about the assessment.

Resources and Videos


Download planning materials that help you and the test taker work together, as well as handbooks, guides, permission forms and other test-taker resources. 

Supporting Test Takers