What is it?
The PPAT is a summative portfolio assessment completed during student teaching or internship. This is an externally administered assessment with four tasks completed on schedule. Support for completing the PPAT will be provided during the student teaching and internship seminar.
This assessment is required by the State of Utah and BYU in order to graduate with a teaching license. Your graduation and Utah license cannot be processed until this assessment is passed.
What does it assess?
The PPAT evaluates a test taker on how well they can impact the learning of students. It is designed to:
- develop more effective teachers in the classroom
- identify strengths and areas for improvement of practice
- allow student teachers to continually refine their teaching practices
- contribute to a development plan for professional growth
The are four distinct tasks in the PPAT:
- Task 1: Knowledge of Students and the Learning Environment (Formative Assessment)
- Task 2: Assessment and Data Collection to Measure and Inform Student Learning (Summative Assessment)
- Task 3: Designing Instruction for Student Learning (Summative Assessment)
- Task 4: Implementing and Analyzing Instruction to Promote Student Learning (Summative Assessment)
These tasks require written commentary and submission of artifacts, including a video submission.
When is the PPAT completed?
The PPAT must be completed during your student teaching or internship. You will register for the PPAT for the semester you are completing student teaching, or second semester of an internship.
The PPAT costs $300
Link to register through ets.org.