ERIC Number: EJ723557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 37
Evidence in Teacher Education: The Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT)
Pecheone, Raymond L.; Chung, Ruth R.
Journal of Teacher Education, v57 n1 p22-36 2006
The Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) was developed in response to a California State mandate (SB 2042), requiring teacher preparation programs to use performance assessments as one measure in making credentialing decisions. In this article, results are examined from statewide implementation of the PACT assessments during the first 2 pilot years. Despite the limitation of only 2 years of data, 3 years of implementation experiences have informed participating programs about how they can better support candidate learning and identify areas for examination. In addition, this research suggests that the PACT performance assessment can be used in teacher education as a valid measure of individual teacher competence for the purpose of teacher licensure and as a powerful tool for teacher learning and program improvement.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Program Implementation, Teacher Competencies
SAGE Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-583-2665 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California