Guide to Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT)

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Candidates who first encounter PACT frequently ask, where did it come from? How was PACT created and developed? How will I be evaluated? Guide to PACT: Performance Assessment for California Teachers is the only book that fully addresses these questions and brings together the history, features, research, and applications of PACT, providing preservice and inservice teachers with a comprehensive “how-to” for understanding and using PACT effectively.  

 

Guide to PACT: Performance Assessment for California Teachers is an essential primer organized around the topics most frequently asked about PACT, including the research behind it, definitions and descriptions, useful examples of the PACT Teaching Event, academic language, an explanation of how the Teaching Event is scored, and next steps for further study and review.  Preservice or student teachers, faculty members, or teacher preparation program administrators will find this helpful overview of the PACT format and features indispensible to their success.

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The only book that brings together the history, features, research, and applications of PACT, Guide to Performance Assessment for California Teachers provides pre-service and in-service teachers with a thorough how-to manual for understanding and using PACT effectively.

 

This essential primer organized in topics based on the most frequently asked questions about PACT, has been designed to help teacher candidates understand its origins, research findings, tasks and scoring, and impact on teacher performance assessment in California so they can prepare early in their program to pass it successfully.  Chock full of practical information, the book includes useful examples of the PACT Teaching Event and embedded signature assessments, an explanation of how the Teaching Event is scored, a full chapter devoted to academic language and coverage of next steps for further study and review. 

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  • Brings together for the first time in one book all of the primary features of PACT so readers can develop a deep Presents an overview of academic language in PACT with vignettes and analysis from the Teaching Event, along with suggested resources and strategies, to help candidates and faculty who struggle with academic language implementation. (Ch. 3)
  • Provides candidates with an understanding of how and why PACT was developed, giving the background and rationale for PACT to teacher candidates new to the performance assessment system (Chs. 1 and 2)
  • Discusses both multiple and single subject credential examples, givinga helpful overview of PACT across grade levels and subject areas. (Ch. 2)
  • Explores the scoring process, rubric, and the major ideas behind the rubrics, helping candidates better understand how they will be evaluated and how they might use the feedback. (Ch. 4)

About the Author:

Judy Lombardi is an Associate Professor of Secondary Education at California State University. Judy has over 30 years experience teaching in public schools and at the university level. Judy's interests include pre-service teacher training, critical thinking, and brain-based research in education.

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