Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT)

Important Information

Teaching Credentials
College of Education
Eureka Hall Room 401
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6079

Phone: (916) 278-6639

Learn More About the College's Evaluation System

The Evaluation of Candidates brochure describes she general philosophy and methods of the College's candidate evaluation system.

Download the PACT brochure PDF

The PACT Candidate Handbook

The Candidate Handbook for PACT contains detailed information for candidates planning for the PACT evaluation.

Download PACT Handbook PDF

Candidates in our teacher preparation program will complete a summative assessment, the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT). Detailed information about PACT is provided to candidates throughout their program in both coursework and student teaching.


PACT Website
This website is the central source of information for the PACT Consortium, a group of 33+ teacher preparation programs in California that use the PACT Teaching Event as their state-mandated teaching performance assessment. On this site, you can find the most current content area handbooks, the most current content area rubrics and excellent reference materials including "Making good choices" and "Thinking behind the rubrics."

PACT Information for Cooperating Teachers Power Point document icon
Download a PowerPoint presentation to help you with the basics of PACT.

PACT - Video Permission Forms PDF document

PACT Links

Equipment Loan

The College of Education will lend you equipment to complete your PACT event. You may choose to use either an iPad or a Canon camcorder. We try to accommodate all requests for specific equipment, but cannot guarantee your preference.

Equipment Request Form
The equipment request form will begin accepting requests each semester on a date provided by your seminar instructors. Once submissions begin, equipment is reserved on a first come/first served basis based on the order of the form submission. While we may not be able to fulfill your equipment preference, we will be able to loan you equipment of some type. All of our equipment is high quality and is more than suitable to complete your PACT event.

Use this link to request equipment:

iPad Set-Up Information

iPad Mini 2 Set-Up pdf document
iPad Mini 3 Set-Up pdf document


Candidates, both multiple subject and single subject, will submit their Teaching Event on TaskStream no later than 4:00 PM on the Monday following the 10th week of instruction during the last semester of student teaching. No late submissions are allowed.