Formative Assessment for California Teachers (FACT) is a performance-based, formative assessment and support system developed collaboratively by practitioners and researchers throughout the state, under the direction of the California Department of Education and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The FACT System is the second generation of California’s long-standing formative assessment system, the California Formative
Assessment and Support System for Teachers (CFASST). The FACT System showcases assessment processes originally developed in California by California educators working with both Educational Testing Services and West Ed research agencies.
The development of FACT is an example of teachers, universities, research agencies, and state agencies working together to produce useful, high-quality tools to support the professional development of teachers. The contributions of these agencies and dedicated California educators are greatly appreciated.