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PPAT® Assessment

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Task Requirements and Rubrics for the PPAT Assessments

The PPAT assessment consists of four tasks — Task 1 is formative and Tasks 2–4 are summative. For each task, you’ll submit written commentary and artifacts. For Task 4, you’ll also submit a video.

During your student teaching assignment, you should collect multiple artifacts and videos in case you need to resubmit any tasks.

Each task below has the following documents:

  • Task Requirements — activities and guiding prompts, standards and indicators measured by each task, and how to submit responses
  • Rubrics — how your evidence and responses will be scored and evaluated

Before starting the assessment, be sure to download the following:

You’ll complete Task 1 during the first weeks of student teaching to demonstrate your understanding of your assigned classroom. You’ll provide evidence regarding your students, the school and community, and identify implications of these factors on instruction and student learning. Take time to understand the school culture to avoid biases or stereotyping when responding to the prompts in this task.

Required charts for Task 1 submission

Task 1 Contextual Factors Chart 

In this chart, address the factors listed as they pertain to your teaching assignment. You’ll need to link this document as an artifact in your response to Textbox 1.1.1.

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Task 1 Instructional and Support Resources Chart 

Complete the chart by listing available instructional materials and resources. You’ll need to link this document as an artifact in your response to Textbox 1.1.2.

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In Task 2, you’ll demonstrate your understanding, analysis and application of assessment and data collection to measure and inform student learning.

 

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Task 2 Deep Dive

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In Task 3, you’ll demonstrate your ability to develop instruction, including the use of technology, to facilitate student learning.

 

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Task 3 Deep Dive

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In Task 4, you’ll demonstrate your ability to plan and implement a lesson using research-based instruction. You’ll also show how you can adjust instruction for the whole class and individual students within the class. Finally, you’ll demonstrate an understanding of reflective practice. A 15-minute video is required with this task.

 

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Task 4 Deep Dive

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