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PACT Testing Guide - Prior to Admission

Two Minute PACT Testing Guide:

How to sign up for a Content Test via the PACT route:

If you hold a bachelor’s degree or are scheduled to receive a bachelor’s degree, you are allowed to take the Content Test through Pearson via the Pre-Admission Content Tests (PACT).

PACT states for Pre-Admission Content Test and is the method of testing prior to being formally enrolled into an Educator Preparation Program. Pre-Admission Content Tests (PACT) allow individuals to demonstrate content proficiency for possible admission into an Educator Preparation Program in Texas. Tests taken through the PACT route are the same tests used for educator certification; you will not need to retake or take another content exam once enrolled in a program.

Pearson Registration through PACT Route

From the Pearson homepage:

Click on Register:

Click on Register Now

Click on Don’t have an account? Create an account now

Input Email Address, create Password, and Security Question

You should not have a TEA ID, so select No.

If you already have a TEA ID, you will need to contact TEA at (512) 936-8400, Option 2 and request to have PACT approval added to your exist record so you can seek admission into a preparation program.

Taking the Content Test via the PACT route, you will enter your personal information – this information must exactly match your ID documents in order to be admitted to the test center.

You will select the Pre-Admission Content Test as your testing route.

Input your SSN, DOB, Ethnicity and Gender

Once your Personal Information is verified, you can sign up for a content test by selecting the Register button.

Further PACT Information can be viewed here:
Review a step-by-step guide for preparing to test, registering to test, and scheduling your exam

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