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, supervisors, and local educational professionals). Candidates receive their score reports and can debrief individually with SED faculty. If necessary, candidates may repeat one or more TE tasks and resubmit the product for scoring.
|November 27||Task 1 Context for Learning uploaded on TaskStream|
|January 3||Give Parent Permission forms to students for parent signatures (Solo Week)|
|January 27||Collect permission forms and turn in with Permission Cover Page to Credential Programs Office|
|Jan 27 - Feb 13||Complete Video Elicited Lesson Reflection (Video yourself teaching; complete reflection template)|
|February 18||Task 2 Planning uploaded on TaskStream|
|February 18||Meet w/ supervisor to view video together and discuss your reflections; turn in reflections to supervisor (note: Presidents’ week Feb. 20-24)|
|March 18||Task 3 Instruction uploaded on TaskStream|
|April 1||Task 4 Assessment uploaded on TaskStream|
|April 9||Task 5 Reflection uploaded on TaskStream|
|April 9 by 8:00pm||Deadline for complete TE upload on TaskStream; Deadline to turn in TE Authenticity Sign-Off Form (Spring Break)|
|April 10 - 14||Complete PACT Demographic Survey online (click on this llink); submit Verification of Survey Completion to the Assistant Coordinator Bryn Coriell via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). TE scoring by trained scorers|
|April 17||TE Scores available to candidates on TaskStream|
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.
Click on the link below to view/download:
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.
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 the HSU Technology Equipment Center (TEC). Equipment is offered on a first come, first serve basis.
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.
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.