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Guide to Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT)

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ISBN-10: 0132143143

ISBN-13: 9780132143141

Edition: 2011

Authors: Judy Lombardi

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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Research on Teacher Performance Assessment and PACT
How California Teacher Assessment Reform Began
Research on the PACT Model of Teacher Performance Assessment
How PACT Addresses Research Gaps
How PACT Addresses Assessment Gaps
How PACT Addresses Other Assessment Issues
Research on PACT as a Valid, Reliable Instrument of Teacher Performance
Assessment
What Sets PACT APart from Other Assessments
Piloting PACT
Testing the Validity of PACT
How Experts Responded to Initial PACT Research
Summary
Defining PACT
How PACT Was Developed
Origins of the PACT Teaching Event
Selecting the Teaching Event as the PACT Centerpiece
Construction and Scoring of the PACT Teaching Event
What PACT Measures
How PACT Data Are Used
Research that Supports the PACT Design
Embedded Signature Assessments (ESAs) in PACT
Differences Between Embedded Signature Assessments (ESAs) and
Regular Classroom Assignments
Examples of Embedded Signature Assessments (ESAs)
California's Alternate TPAs
The CalTPA (California Teacher Performance Assessment)
How the CalTPA Became Required by State Law
New Program Standards and the TPA
How PACT and CalTPA Differ
California Teacher Preparation Programs That Do Not Use PACT
How Multiple Subject (Elementary) and Single Subject (Secondary) Differ in
PACT
The TPEs (Teaching Performance Expectations)
A Quick Overview of the TPEs
How the California TPEs Were Developed
Institutions Outside California Currently Using PACT
PACT and Special Education
PACT and Bilingual Education
How PACT Aligns with State Standards and Teacher Preparation Programs
No Child Left Behind and PACT
Additional Requirements for Teacher Licensure in California
Summary
The PACT Teaching Event
Five Required Tasks of the Teaching Event
A Quick Overview of the Five Tasks in the Teaching Event
A Quick Overview of the Teaching Event Requirements Aligned to the
Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs)
More Information on Academic Language
Subjects Available for PACT Teaching Events in Multiple Subject
(Elementary) and Single Subject (Secondary)
Purpose of the Teaching Event Handbooks
Formats for Submitting the Teaching Event
Samples of Completed Teaching Events
Support Provided to Teacher Candidates in Completing the Teaching Event
Unacceptable Support in Completing the Teaching Event
The Unified Learning Segment in PACT Teaching Event
Submitting the Unified Learning Segment
How the Unified Learning Segment Prompts Vary by Subject and Grade Level
Video Clip Requirements for the PACT Instruction Task
Videotaping Support for Candidates
Confidentiality of Videotaped Classroom Students
Differences in Video Clips Among Subjects and Grade Levels
Uploading a Lesson Plan to an Electronic/Digital Platform
The PACT Teaching Event and Electronic Portfolio Management Systems
Evaluation and Scoring of the PACT Teaching Event
Candidates Who Do Not Pass the Teaching Event
Summary
Understanding Academic Language
The Role of Academic Language in the PACT Teaching Event
Challenges in Teaching Academic Language
Examples of Academic Language vs. Simplified Language
How Experts Define and Describe Academic Language
Why Students Struggle with Academic Language
Academic Language Strategies for Candidates in the PACT Teaching Event
Questions about Academic Language Candidates Must Address
Examples of Candidate Responses to Academic Language in the Teaching Event
Brief Analysis of Vignettes
Assisting Candidates with Academic Language
Summary
Scoring the PACT Teaching Event
The 12 Areas of the PACT Rubric
Using the 12 Items of the PACT Scoring Form in Multiple and Single Subjects
Remediation Opportunities for Candidates Who Do Not Pass PACT
Appeals Procedure for Candidates Who Do Not Pass the Teaching Event
Training PACT Scorers
Defining Levels 1-4 on the PACT Teaching Event Scoring Form
The Big Ideas Behind the Rubric
Additional Information in the Scoring Form
Numerical Scores and Commentary in the Scoring Form
Examples of Candidates' Scores Level 1-4 from the Teaching Event
Brief Analysis of Vignettes
The Role of Bias in Scoring the Teaching Event
Acquiring the PACT Teaching Event Scoring Form
Research Basis for the PACT Scoring Form
Summary
Next Steps
Additional Issues for Further Study
Summary
The Big Ideas Behind the Rubrics