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TExES PPR (160) – Questions Quick Guide2020-09-16T14:51:40+00:00

TExES PPR (160) - Questions Quick Guide

The TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exam is required for teacher certification in the state of Texas. The following article will tell you all about the structure of the TExES PPR, including how many questions are on the test, the different kinds of questions, and the best resources for studying. Learning about the test is the easiest way to increase confidence and improve your score.

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How many questions are on the PPR?

This is a computer-administered test with 100 selected-response questions divided among four domains.

For more information about what a selected-response question is, see the section below!

What kinds of questions are on the PPR?

Selected-response questions are written to test skills across each of the TExES PPR’s four domains and thirteen competencies. Most questions will ask you to choose the correct answer from a list of options. However, other question types may include the following:

  • selecting all that apply
  • typing into an entry box
  • checking boxes
  • interacting with an illustration or chart
  • dragging and dropping elements on the screen
  • selecting from a drop-down menu

Questions may ask you to recall facts, think critically, analyze data, and make educated judgments. In single questions, each prompt refers to only one set of answer choices. In clustered questions, several questions refer to the same stimulus material. Remember, points are awarded for correct answers but not deducted for incorrect answers, so it is better to answer all questions than to leave blanks.

Are there any essay questions on the PPR?

No, the TExES PPR includes only selected-response questions.

What are the best resources for studying for the PPR?

The best resources to study for the TExES PPR include information about the test, study guides, and practice problems. Learning about how to register, how the test is structured, and how to read a score report, are important first steps to succeeding on the TExES PPR. Study guides are targeted reviews of the material that outline all the important information that could appear on the test. Practice problems should be written specifically for the TExES PPR to ensure that the question format and content is most similar to the real exam.

You can find all of the resources in one place at 240 Tutoring, which offers an overview of the exam and a practice test in the PPR Ultimate Guide as well as a comprehensive TExES PPR study guide. You can also find test information and a small selection of practice questions on the TExES PPR website.

Not sure which resource is the best for you? Dr. Kristy Mulkey, our experienced workshop coordinator, has created a short video discussing how to choose the study resource best suited to meet your needs.

About the Author: Aubrey Trapp
Aubrey is a graduate student studying chemical contaminants in marine food webs. She is interested in all things science-y and aims to improve scientific communication by making concepts accessible and fun for interdisciplinary audiences. Aubrey loves to swim, and she once visited all 34 public pools in her Texas hometown in one day.