A performance based assessment is a test in which the test taker demonstrates the skills and knowledge the test is intended to measure by doing real-world tasks. Scoring is based on a rubric and requires a portfolio of artifacts be submitted.
Those teacher applicants who must present Maryland certification assessments are required to submit the assessments based on the timeline above. Please review the routes to certification to determine if you require Maryland certification assessments.
Currently the edTPA and PPAT are acceptable.
Both assessments are rubric-based portfolio assessments. If completing the edTPA, you must select the
appropriate content handbook. The PPAT uses the same rubric for all content areas.
Passing scores have not yet been established for either the edTPA or PPAT. Currently, the submission of a nationally scored edTPA or PPAT is required. Once a passing score is established, it will be posted on our website.
You may submit a copy of your score report as part of your application for certification.
edTPA questions should be directed to Pearson Customer Support
PPAT questions should be directed to ETS Customer Support
Questions about Maryland certification requirements should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
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