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What is the TExES™ PPR? 

The TExES™ Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities EC-12 (160) exam is a certification test for educators in Texas commonly referred to as the PPR. The PPR is designed to assess your readiness to teach in Texas public schools. This exam is a critical component of the certification process for prospective teachers at all levels from  Early Childhood through secondary content areas. The PPR exam focuses on your knowledge of effective teaching practices and your ability to apply these practices in classroom settings.

What is the Format of the TExES™ PPR (160)? 

The TExES™ PPR consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. You will have up to five hours to complete this computer administered exam. 

What is Covered on the TExES™ PPR (160)? 

The PPR exam evaluates knowledge and skills across several domains and competencies, which reflect the essential pedagogical and professional responsibilities expected of all teachers in Texas. 

  • Designing Instruction and Assessment: This domain assesses your understanding of how to develop effective lesson plans and assessments that meet the diverse learning needs of students.
  • Creating a Positive, Productive Classroom Environment: You must demonstrate the ability to manage a classroom in a way that fosters a safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environment for all students.
  • Implementing Effective, Responsive Instruction and Assessment: This domain measures the ability to adapt teaching strategies and assessments based on ongoing observations and assessments of student learning.
  • Fulfilling Professional Roles and Responsibilities: This domain assesses your understanding of ethical and legal standards, professional development obligations, and the importance of collaborating with colleagues, parents, and the community to support student learning.


The exam is scored on a scale of 100 to 300, with a passing score of 240. With the right tutoring and preparation, you can expect to score at least 240 on the TExES™ PPR.  


It is critical to prepare for the TExES™ exams. Passage Preparation offers a FREE study guide and multiple practice tests for the PPR (160). 

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