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Department of Education

PACT: Performance Assessment for California Teachers


PACT Information

PACT, the Performance Assessment for California Teachers, is one of the final assessments completed by credential students before they become teachers.

Candidates practice related tasks during fall semester and complete the Teaching Event spring semester.

For the Teaching Event (TE), candidates follow procedures outlined in the Teaching Event Candidate Handbook and upload their completed Teaching Event tasks to Taskstream (see schedule of due dates in the SED PACT calendar below). The Teaching Events are scored by trained scorers (SED faculty and supervisors). Candidates receive their score reports and debrief individually with SED faculty. If necessary, candidates may repeat one or more TE tasks and resubmit the product for scoring.

PACT Calendar for SED Candidates: 2011-2012

Jan 8 Task 1 Context for Learning uploaded on TaskStream
January 3-4 Give Parent Permission forms to students for parent signatures
January 25 Collect signed forms from students and attach to Permission Cover Page
January 30-31 Permission Cover Page & attached permission forms due to Credential Programs Office
Feb. 3-17 Complete Video Elicited Lesson Reflection (Video yourself teaching; complete reflection template)
Feb. 17-24 Meet w/ supervisor to view video together and discuss your reflections; turn in reflections to supervisor
January 29 Task 2 Planning uploaded on TaskStream
Feb. 1-29 Complete video for Task 3 Instruction
March 4 Task 3 Instruction uploaded on TaskStream
March 18 Task 4 Assessment uploaded on TaskStream
April 1 Task 5 Reflection uploaded on TaskStream
April 8 at noon Deadline for complete TE upload on TaskStream; Deadline to turn in TE Authenticity Sign-Off Form
April 9-13 Complete PACT Demographic Survey online (click on this llink); submit Verification of Survey Completion to the Assistant Coordinator Bryn Coriell via email (bpc11@humboldt.edu). TE scoring by trained scorers
April 14 TE Scores available to candidates on TaskStream
May 4 Nonpassing TEs: Deadline for completing and uploading to TaskStream second attempt of TE.

Useful Links:

Overview - A brief overview of PACT.

www.pacttpa.org - The official PACT website.

Supporting Documents - Supporting Documents for PACT candidates. (Event Handbooks, rubrics, etc)

Video editing instructions for firewire - These are instructions for PC users who want to work independently to upload video from one of our cameras to a computer and then edit their video.


PACT Forms - for candidate use

Click on the link below to view/download:

Video Elicited Lesson Reflection (VELR) packet (PDF)

VELR worksheet only (PDF)

Teaching Event Authenticity Sign-Off Form (PDF): form 2010-2011 credential candidates, this is due by April 8th. 2011

Candidates: Once you have completed your PACT Teaching Event, read and complete this form, then give to your University Supervisor to sign and return to the Credential Office.

Camera Check-Out Information

As part of PACT, credential candidates film pieces of their lessons at their placement school sites. All PACT Camera equipment will be checked out via appointment or during the PACT assitant's office hours. Candidates need to make an appointment a minimum of one working day in advance in order to reserve your equipment. Equipment is offered on a first come, first serve basis. To make an appointment for equipment check-out, contact PACT assistant Ken Weiderman.

Before any videotaping occurs, credential candidates need to have turned in the permission forms for all of the students in their class, signed by each student's parent/guardian.


Permission Forms for PACT Videotaping

Click on each form's name to view/download the form in Microsoft Word:

PACT Student Permission Forms Coversheet: To be filled out by the credential candidate, signed by Mentor Teacher & Principal, and attached on top of all of the parent permission forms.

Parent Permission Form in English: To be sent home with the student and signed by parent/guardian.

Parent Permission Form in Spanish: To be sent home with the student and signed by parent/guardian.


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