What is the TExES PPR Exam?

Instructor: Carrie Soucy
The Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) test is administered to teachers seeking certification in Texas. Learn more about the content, structure and purpose of this test, and find out what you can do to prepare.

TExES PPR Exam Overview

The TExES PPR EC-12 (160): Practice & Study Guide measures a test taker's knowledge of educational theory and pedagogy. This computer-based exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions to be completed over the course of a 5-hour testing session. Content covers four key domains, or teaching skills, expected of certified educators in Texas public or charter schools:

  • Instruction and assessment design
  • Classroom management
  • Implementation of instruction and assessment
  • Educators' professional responsibilities

Registration Info

The PPR test is offered on a rolling basis throughout the year at TExES testing centers located in the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. As of 2015, the cost to take the PPR test was $131. Test takers can register for the exam on the TExES website (http://www.tx.nesinc.com), but only after getting approval from their educator preparation programs.

PPR Prep Materials

Several prep resources are available online via the TExES website to test takers readying for the PPR exam:

  • Practice tests
  • Booklets providing study and stress-reducing tips
  • Manuals describing test content and question formats
  • Study plan outlines

Comprehensive prep courses designed to help students fully prepare for the test are also available online. Study.com's TExES PPR course includes 21 chapters that review the content of the test. Each chapter features short video lessons, quizzes and a practice exam. See our complete list of TExES Study Guides here!

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