How Many Questions Are on the TExES PPR?

Instructor: Bill Sands
The TExES PPR is an entry-level exam given to aspiring teachers in Texas. Read on to learn more about the number of questions on this assessment, and get important information about its format, structure, and scoring system.

TExES PPR Exam Questions

The TExES PPR (Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities) exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions, 90 of which are scored. The other ten are used as part of a pilot program for future tests.

Administrators for the PPR exam are constantly updating and changing test content, and part of the development process involves adding unscored questions to the assessment in order to gauge their relevance and determine whether or not they should be made a permanent part of the test.

Exam Structure

Questions on the TExES PPR fall into one of four subject areas, known as domains. The content and approximate number of questions included in each domain are broken down as follows:

  • Domain I: Designing Instruction and Assessment to Promote Student Learning (34 questions) - These questions measure your understanding of human developmental stages and factors affecting student learning as well as your ability to design a curriculum that is appropriate for students of varying skill levels.
  • Domain II: Creating a Positive, Productive Classroom Environment (13 questions) - Your knowledge of how behavior management strategies and positive teacher-student interactions can be used to create a safe and nurturing learning environment are the subject of this domain.
  • Domain III: Implementing Effective, Responsive Instruction and Assessment (33 questions) - These questions assess your mastery of such topics as effective communication strategies, the uses of various instructional techniques and technologies, and the role of assessments in providing student feedback.
  • Domain IV: Fulfilling Professional Roles and Responsibilities (20 questions) - You'll need a solid understanding of teachers' legal responsibilities, best practices for interacting with students' families, and methods for developing professionally to successfully answer these questions.

Scoring

The number of questions you answer correctly on the TExES PPR exam is converted into a scaled score ranging from 100 to 300 points. You must score at least a 240 in order to pass.

This score measures your performance on the overall exam, not on each individual domain. However, the ETS (Educational Testing Service, the proctor of the exam) does provide information on how you performed on each section of the test. This information can be especially useful for test takers who do not pass the test, as it details the strengths and areas of weakness that must be improved.

Scores are usually available about one week after the testing day, barring any errors or irregularities that would cause a delay.

Preparing for the TExES PPR Exam

The ETS posts an interactive practice test on its website that can be extremely useful for candidates in the midst of studying. By taking this test, you can familiarize yourself with the general format and wording of questions as they will appear on the real test. Analyzing your practice test results can also help you determine which areas you need to study and which ones you can safely assume are understood.

For further help getting ready for the assessment, this TExES PPR Practice & Review Guide contains a thorough review of all essential content on the test and includes helpful lessons related to important test topics such as Development in the Adolescent Years, Environmental Factors on Learning, and Childhood Developmental Challenges.

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