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What Is PACT?

PACT (Performance Assessment for California Teachers) is a consortium of teacher preparation programs at 30universities, 1 district internship program, and 1 charter school network. These institutions have joined together to develop a teacher performance assessment. Successful completion of the teaching performance assessment will be required to earn a California Preliminary Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Credential.

Multiple Subject (elementary) candidates at SDSU complete a Teaching Event (TE) in Elementary Literacy and three additional Content Area Tasks (CAT) so that they are assessed in each of the core content areas (literacy, mathematics, history-social science, and science) taught in elementary schools. The Teaching Event measures the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs), which are teaching standards for California student teachers. Single Subject (secondary) candidates complete a Teaching Event in their subject area.

For more information on PACT, you can read the document below.

Brief Overview of PACT

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