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Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) and Example

Author(s): PACT and Susanne Liaw

Abstract:

PACT is a teacher performance assessment that pre-service teachers must pass in order to earn their elementary or single subject credential in the State of California.  This assessment uses video, classroom artifacts, and writing from pre-service teachers’ lessons to assess their skills in planning, instruction, assessment, reflection, and academic language.  Used by 30 California universities, this performance assessment records the classroom activities over 3-5 lessons and is graded using detailed rubrics based about the Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs).  Extensive information and documentation on PACT is available at www.pacttpa.org.  We offer here links from this website to the actual assessments and rubrics. 

Links to assessments:
http://www.pacttpa.org/_main/hub.php?pageName=Teaching_Event_Handbooks#Handbooks

Links to rubrics:
http://www.pacttpa.org/_main/hub.php?pageName=Rubrics#Rubrics

In addition, we include illustrative sections from a PACT completed by one of our own UCLA students. This example of a UCLA Teacher Education Program student submission for PACT shares Task 2 - Planning Instruction and Assessment, one of five tasks required, for secondary English. It includes her planning commentary, assignments and daily reflections on the plans she, as a student teacher, designed and taught while documenting her practice for PACT.

Task 2 - Planning Instruction and Assessment Example:
Liaw 2010 Task 2 - Planning Instruction and Assessment.pdf — PDF document, 1.3Mb

 

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