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Northwest Missouri State University

Missouri Pre-service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA)

MoPTA Schedule and Updates for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018


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Fall 2017 MoPTA Updates


The Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) is a performance based assessment. All Missouri teacher candidates are required to complete the MoPTA during student teaching in order to receive teacher certification. The assessment is administered through an ETS website and costs $275.


Registration Opens: July 26, 2017
                 Deadline: September 7, 2017

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Professional Development Plan

The PEU suggests that candidates complete their Professional Development Plan within the first two weeks of their student teaching experience.  These are not due to be uploaded into Tk20 until the MoPTA Task 4 is uploaded.

Please print and complete this Professional Development Plan View Word Document, print a hard copy, gather all needed signatures (teacher candidate, university supervisor (listed as EPP supervisor) and cooperating teacher), scan the signed copy, and upload it to the student teaching portfolio in Tk20.

Permission Forms

*Permission forms are required before task 4 submission. They can be uploaded to the ETS site at any time. Candidates must now use the forms provided by ETS. View more info on these permission forms »

Task 1

Deadline: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

If teacher candidates miss the Task 1 deadline, they will not be permitted to complete the assessment. They will not receive a score report. They will not be eligible for resubmission, their registration will be cancelled and they will have to register for a future submission window.

Teacher Candidates are recommended to complete Task 1 before their student teaching experience even begins, once they are informed of where their first student teaching placement will take place.

Task 2

Deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Task 3

Deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Task 4

Deadline: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Scores and Resubmission

Teacher Candidates must score a minimum of 37 out of a possible 60 points to pass their MoPTA.

Breakdown of Points By Task

Task 1 0 points
Task 2 & 3 (combined) 28 points
Task 4 32 points
More info on resubmission »

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