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Eliz Markowitz

PPR Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities

Administered by Educational Testing Services

CAT Computer Administered Test

Consists of 100 questions 90 Scored 10 Experimental

Distributed across 13 core competencies You have 5 hours to complete the exam Designed to take 2.5 hours

Domain % of PPRI Designing instruction and assessment to promote student learning 34%

II Creating a positive, productive learning environment 13%

III Implementing effective, responsive instruction and assessment 33%

IV Fulfilling professional roles and responsibilities 20%

4 Domains 13 Core Competencies

All Multiple Choice Single Questions Questions with Stimulus Material Clustered Questions Decision Sets

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Competencies 1-4

The teacher understands human developmental processes and applies this knowledge to plan instruction and ongoing assessment that motivate students and are responsive to their developmental characteristics and needs.

Eliminate (B) because democratic processes within a group does little to help a sense of individual autonomy. Eliminate (C) because young adolescents still need structure in school. Middle school kids gone wild would not be pretty. Eliminate (D) because primarily is extremeand every child would receive an A. (A) is the best answer because children will still feel like they have control over their own lives.

The teacher understands student diversity and knows how to plan learning experiences and design assessments that are responsive to differences among students and that promote all students learning.

What is the question asking? Do any options favor or

exclude a certain group? What is possible to do? What is impossible to do? What should ALWAYS

happen? What makes sense?

What is the question asking? Do any options favor or

exclude a certain group? What is possible to do? What is impossible to do? What should ALWAYS

happen? What makes sense?

Eliminate (A); creating individual assignments is not feasible.

Eliminate (B); students may not appropriately select the correct difficulty level.

Eliminate (D); removing students with disabilities from activities defeats the purpose of an inclusion classroom.

(C) is the correct answer because it addresses the understanding of all students, regardless of difficulty level.

The teacher understands procedures for designing effective and coherent instruction and assessment based on appropriate learning goals and objectives.

What is the question asking? What kind of activities require

critical thinking?

What is the question asking? What kind of activities require

critical thinking?

Eliminate (A) & (B); creating a timeline or taking a multiple-choice test is low-level thinking. You are simply regurgitating facts.

Eliminate (D); drawing a picture, while it can be creative, is information recall.

(C) is the correct answer because it allows the student to be creative and share a wide breadth of knowledge about the subject matter.

The teacher understands learning processes and factors that impact student learning and demonstrates this knowledge by planning effective, engaging instruction and appropriate assessments.

What are the key words? Intermediate-Level Speaking Academic

What would make the most sense?

What are the key words? Intermediate-Level Speaking Academic

What would make the most sense?

Eliminate (B); concept review aids understanding, not aid speech development.

Eliminate (C); translations is for beginning-level ESL students and fails to aid speaking skills.

Eliminate (D); grammar is for advanced-level ESL students.

(A) is the correct answer because it modeling the correct pronunciation will provide students with a guide for speech development.

Competencies 5 & 6

The teacher knows how to establish a classroom climate that fosters learning, equity, and excellence and uses this knowledge to create a physical and emotional environment that is safe and productive.

Eliminate (A) & (D) because they are extreme, inappropriate, and would just highlight the differences between Jerome and his peers. Eliminate (B) because it is counterproductive. (C) is the best answer because Jeromes classmates will model their behavior after the behavior of the teacher.

The teacher understands strategies for creating an organized and productive learning environment for managing student behavior.

Eliminate (A) because it is neither feasible nor intelligent. Eliminate (B) and (C) because it is unreasonable for a kindergarten class to adhere to a schedule or monitor its peers. (D) is the best answer because children can be trained to respond to stimulus. Like Pavlovs dogs.

Competencies 7-10

The teacher understands and applies principles and strategies for communicating effectively in varied teaching and learning contexts.

Primary Purpose or Main Idea

Why did the author bother to write this? (Other than to make your life difficult.)

Eliminate anything that doesnt fit with the point of the exercise.

Primary Purpose or Main Idea

Why did the author bother to write this? (Other than to make your life difficult.)

Eliminate anything that doesnt fit with the point of the exercise.

Eliminate (A); students are giving opinions, not questions.

Eliminate (B); journaling is not group work.

Eliminate (D); vocabulary is never mentioned and irrelevant.

(C) is the correct answer because the students will be able to see how much knowledge they have gained during class.

The teacher provides appropriate instruction that actively engages students in the learning process.

What is self-concept?

What would help develop knowledge of self-concept?

What is self-concept?

What would help develop knowledge of self-concept?

Eliminate (A) & (B); factual knowledge is not related to self-concept.

Eliminate (C); translations is for beginning-level ESL students and fails to aid speaking skills.

(D) is the correct answer because influences of your life, culture, and upbringing all contribute to an individuals self-concept.

The teacher incorporates the effective use of technology to plan, organize, deliver, and evaluate instruction for all students.

Eliminate (A) & (C) , while these statements may be true, they are irrelevant. Eliminate (B) because having the latest information is not as important as having relevant information. (D) is the best answer because accurate research requires valid resources.

The teacher monitors student performance and achievement; provides students with timely, high-quality feedback; and responds flexibly to promote learning for all students.

What do we need to know?

What does holistic mean? Word association Roots

What do we need to know?

What does holistic mean? Word association Roots

Eliminate (B); separate is not together. So is it holistic?

Eliminate (C); the teacher is giving a grade-not the students.

Eliminate (D); ranking is irrelevant.

(A) is the correct answer because it matches the basing a score on the overall quality, looking at the writing as a whole, definition of holistic.

Competencies 11-13

The teacher understands the importance of family involvement in childrens education and knows how to interact and communicate effectively with families.

What makes a two-sided conversation?

Not this:

What makes a two-sided conversation?

Not this:

Eliminate (A); one action from one person is not a two-way conversation.

Eliminate (C) & (D); signed report cards and planners are not conversations.

(B) is the correct answer because a meeting to discuss goals means that people are having a conversation. Brilliant.

The teacher enhances professional knowledge and skills by effectively interacting with other members of the educational community and participating in various types of professional activities.

Eliminate (B), (C), and (D) because a classroom aides role does not include curricula planning or instruction, teaching, or designing activities. (A) is the best answer because the aide is there to help Jerome participate, to the best of Jeromes ability, in the instruction planned by the teacher.

The teacher understands and adheres to legal and ethical requirements for educators and is knowledgeable of the structure of education in Texas.

Eliminate (A) because there is no evidence that Jerome needs extend to basic daily living skills. Eliminate (C) because there is no evidence that this balance would help Jerome. Eliminate (D) because the level of Jeromes peers is not a valid measure of his own level. (B) is the best answer because Jeromes IEP must be followed in accordance with state and federal law.

Answers that use extreme language Answers that are correctbut for a different

question Answers that conflict with commonly

accepted educational practices Answers that contradict Texas state law Answers that marginalize or insult people

STELLAR WORDS

Higher-Level Thinking Higher-Order Thinking Model Foster Most Likely Most Appropriate

NOT-SO-STELLAR WORDS

Worksheets List Handout Confront Lecture Predetermined All Students

Know the directions and format of exam Read all pos