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PPAT® Assessment

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Permission Forms for the PPAT Assessment

You’re required to obtain permission forms for the artifacts that you submit with your task response as evidence, including:

  • student work samples
  • photos of students or adults
  • videos that include the appearance/voice of students or adults
  • observations, letters or other materials supplied by colleagues or other adults

Permission forms for teachers of record

If you are a teacher of record who’s taking the assessment to meet reciprocity requirements during your first year of teaching, use the permission forms below.

When working in a virtual environment, you can use electronic signature programs, such as DocuSign®, to obtain approvals.

Don’t remove identifying information from the completed permission forms; you’ll need to keep these forms with your records.


For more information about permission forms, as well as maintaining privacy and removing identifiers in artifacts, view the PPAT® Candidate and Educator Handbook (PDF).

Maintaining privacy in artifacts and videos

Student and adult work submitted as artifacts

In your task responses and artifacts, it’s extremely important that you don’t identify yourself, students, colleagues, name of the school or city/town where your school is located. Instead, refer to students as "Student 1," "Student 2" and so on, and refer to places as "my school" or "my district." This ensures that your responses are scored fairly and protects the identity of students and adults.

Be sure to remove all identifiers from artifacts before uploading.


Videos submitted as artifacts

We recommend that you practice video recording a couple times to get you and your students comfortable with being recorded.

Secure permission for all other students in your class in the event that you need these releases. You should do this even if you’re only recording for practice, since you might make a video suitable for submission.

Ensure parents understand that you’re required to remove all students’ identifying information. If, for some reason, a student’s parents refuse to grant permission, ensure that the student is seated out of the video camera's range.

It’s your responsibility to keep the video files secure to protect students’ privacy. Don’t use videos for any purpose other than to fulfill the requirements of this assessment, and don’t upload them to websites other than the online submission system.