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PPR Test Practice Questions + Tips #2

The purpose of the PPR 160 test is to ensure that educators understand the fundamental concepts and practices related to teaching and can demonstrate their ability to create a positive learning environment, engage students, manage classrooms effectively, and uphold ethical standards in their profession.


Evaluating the Exam's Type of Questions

The exam evaluates teachers' knowledge in areas such as:

  • instructional planning and delivery (effective teaching techniques & inclusion)

  • assessment and evaluation (best type of assessment or way to check for learning)

  • classroom management (keeping students safe and classroom friendly for students)

  • professionalism (being a teacher means being a leader)

  • student-centered learning (refrain from exclusion and keep your classroom growing in knowledge through social practice, activities, and other differentiated approaches)



A Teacher's professionalism benefits students by promoting growth in their learning and taking responsibility for their growth. Professional teachers model the importance of lifelong learning. They demonstrate curiosity, intellectual growth, and a commitment to their own professional development. Professional teachers play a vital role in shaping students' character and personal development. They promote values such as:

- empathy - responsibility

- perseverance

- self-discipline

By providing guidance, setting high expectations, and offering support, teachers help students develop the social and emotional skills necessary for success in school and beyond. A couple of key ways teachers professionalism impacts student learning can come from the following:

  • Differentiated Instruction: Professional development provides teachers with the tools and strategies to differentiate instruction based on students' diverse needs and abilities. They can learn how to adapt their teaching methods, provide individualized support, and create inclusive learning environments that meet the unique needs of each student.

  • Improved Classroom Management: Professional development often focuses on effective classroom management techniques and strategies. Teachers can learn how to establish clear expectations, create positive learning environments, and implement behavior management strategies that promote student engagement and minimize disruptions, fostering a more productive and conducive learning environment.

  • Increased Knowledge of Assessment and Feedback: Professional development opportunities can enhance teachers' understanding of formative and summative assessments, as well as effective feedback practices. Teachers can learn how to design and implement assessments that accurately measure student learning and use feedback to guide instructional decisions and support students' progress.

  • Cultural Competence and Equity: Professional development often addresses topics such as cultural competence, diversity, and equity in the classroom. Teachers can develop a deeper understanding of cultural perspectives, build their awareness of biases, and learn strategies to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment for all students. This can lead to increased student engagement, belongingness, and academic success.

You may see questions that relate to professionalism for example:


1. How does a teacher's ongoing professional development benefit students?

A) It ensures that teachers receive higher salaries and better benefits.

B) It allows teachers to update their instructional strategies and stay current with research-based practices.

C) It increases the workload for teachers, resulting in less time for students.

D) It guarantees that teachers will always have the latest technology in the classroom. The correct answer is:

b) It allows teachers to update their instructional strategies and stay current with research-based practices. We are looking for a answer that specifically addresses how a teacher's professional development benefits students and b is the only answer that clearly addresses a need being met by the student through a teacher's professionalism. 2. What does it mean for a teacher to maintain professionalism in their interactions with students and colleagues?

A) Being overly casual and informal in communication

B) Engaging in discussion with students during class to answer questions as a class.

C) Demonstrating respect, integrity, and ethical conduct

D) Allowing personal biases to influence decision-making Correct Answer: c) Demonstrating respect, integrity, and ethical conduct While answer B may address a typical response for students with a teacher, C clearly describes professional traits that can be used in discussion with students.


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Be sure to check out our previous PPR Practice Questions + Tips #1 here

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