PACT Standard Setting Conference

Opportunity to Participate in PACT Standard Setting Conference

Message from Oak Hill Technology on Behalf of TEA and Pearson

STAT received the following message late last week inviting Texas science educators to apply to participate in the Pre-Admission Content Tests (PACT) Standard Setting Conference in late April in San Antonio. The deadline to apply is the close of business Monday, April 8, 2019.

On behalf of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Pearson, Oak Hill Technology Inc. is currently recruiting Texas educators to participate in the Pre-Admission Content Tests (PACT) Standard Setting Conference.  

The role of the Standard Setting Committee is to examine each question included on an exam form and provide standard setting judgments that will be considered by the Texas Education Agency in determining the passing standard for each exam.

A Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) can be used to obtain admission into an educator preparation program in the state of Texas. Currently, exams taken through the PACT route are the same exams used for certification. TEA is currently exploring subject matter examination options to be used for PACT that will be administered through the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program.  

Each PACT committee will meet for one day (7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) during the week of April 29 – May 3, 2019 on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX.

We are requesting your assistance in seeking applications and/or nominations of educators to serve on the committee(s) listed below.  A list of qualified applicants is being prepared to send to TEA for their final approval this week. We understand this is short notice, but truly appreciate your support with this program. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

  • Science: Grades 7–12 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • Physics: Grades 7–12
  • Health: Early Childhood–Grade 12
  • Social Studies: Grades 4–8 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

  • Computer Science: Grades 8–12
  • Technology Applications: Early Childhood–Grade 12
  • Physical Science: Grades 6–12 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

  • Technology Education: Grades 6–12
  • Social Studies: Grades 7–12 

Apply Please click here to complete an application for consideration for committee participation.

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Questions If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Oak Hill Technology, Inc., at [email protected].   


  • Educators who are high performing based on student achievement data and on recommendations from professional networks and district peers and leaders.
  • School district-level supervisors currently working in the area for which we are convening PACT committees.
  • Educator Preparation Program Personnel who are training educators at the undergraduate or graduate level and who have expertise in the area for which we are convening PACT committees.
  • Educators who represent a variety of perspectives (school contexts, geography, racial demographics, and student population served).

Benefits of Participation:

  • Help to shape the future of education;
  • Work in collaboration with educators in your field;
  • Experience professional growth opportunities; and
  • Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

In addition:

  • Participants are eligible for reimbursement for travel and meal expenses.
  • Hotel accommodations are provided, if necessary.
  • Public school educators may receive substitute reimbursement for their schools.
  • Inviting location on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.
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