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What’s in the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) Study Guides?

Diagnostic Test Info

  • Fully assess your starting knowledge
  • Pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, so you can focus your study effectively.
Diagnostic Test

Diagnostic Test

  • Fully assess your starting knowledge
  • Pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, so you can focus your study effectively.

Instructional Content Video

  • Build background knowledge on a topic
  • Reinforce what you have already learned


  • Retain information faster by practicing active recall
  • Gain confidence-based repetition and spaced repetition


  • Improve memory retention
  • Provide firm foundation for stages of learning

Practice Tests

  • Authentic practice questions
  • Designed to mimic test-day conditions

What Do We Mean When We Say Test-Aligned?

Our curriculum team studies all of the standards and competencies for the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) exams and cross-references them with the current and previous questions released by the official testing company. We then work with content and teaching experts to distill down what test-takers need to know. No matter where you are in the study guide, you can always see how the concept you are learning is aligned to the test standards.

Guide Features

Simple to Use Study Guides. Designed for You.

We’ve taken the guesswork out of what to study. Our guides are aligned to the exact standards of the official TExES exam and structured so you build on the concepts you need to know. Use the “search” feature to see where any particular standard appears within the guide.

Track Your Progress Within the Process.

Study Guides are organized into learning modules and then smaller sections that include instructional content and videos, flash cards, and quizzes. Explanations are provided for each of the choices, so you understand why an answer is correct.

Full-Length Practice Tests.

Each study guide comes equipped with full-length practice tests. Full of authentic and test-aligned questions, these practice tests mimic the test day experience to ensure you arrive on test day ready to pass!

PACT Quick Facts


$106 for most exams, however cost varies depending on exam. Click here to learn more about cost for each exam.

Time Limits

You will have anywhere from 2 hours and 30 minutes to 5 hours to take your PACT exam depending on which exam you are taking. Learn more about specific exam times here

What to Bring

You need to bring two valid, unexpired forms of identification in English. Click here for more information about identification requirements.

Dates and Locations

Tests are by appointment only, year round. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check appointment availability here:


A score of 240 is needed to pass the PACT exams.

Click here to read more about testing policies.

Register for the Pre-Admission Content Test here.

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Made for Teachers by Teachers

With over 60 years of combined teaching experience and advanced degrees, our education experts work countless hours to methodically evaluate the content and condense it down to test-aligned study guides guaranteed to help you pass.

Real People Answering Your Questions

Our exceptional Customer Care team is here to help you pass. We focus on providing the best possible customer experience. We are sincere in our goal to help test-takers who wish to become teachers. Our professionalism, patience, and people-first attitude are available to you by phone and email, allowing you to connect with us.

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Not Sure Where You Stand? Take a Free PACT Practice Test

The practice tests mimic the exam in length and format. At the end, you’ll get a full breakdown of your results. If you aren’t happy with your Practice Test score — we recommend a minimum score of 80% — then use the study guide to improve it.

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How do I pass the TX PACT test?

To pass the TX Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) test, you must first understand what is on the exam and what you will be expected to know. The best way is to review the 240 Tutoring test breakdown materials and practice questions. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.

Do I get a break during the TX PACT test?

Break policies can vary between exams. In order to take a break you must leave the testing room. Raise your hand to indicate that you want to take a break. You will need to show identification to reenter the testing room. You can learn more about the break policy here.

What can I expect when I arrive at the testing site to take the TX PACT test?

When you get to the testing site, expect to have your identification checked, your photo taken, your palm scanned, your eyeglasses checked, and to place your belongings in a secure storage space. You will be given an erasable notepad and pen. Before starting the test, you’ll have to complete a short tutorial and sign an agreement.

What is the TX PACT?

The TX PACT exams can be used to gain admission into an alternative certificate program or EPP. You may also have to pass the PACT if you are on the intensive pre-service route or a part of a charter that calls for you to pass the PACT in order to demonstrate content mastery in your field. Learn more about the PACT exam here.

Difference between the TExES and PACT?

The main difference between the PACT exams and the TExES exams is the TX PACT exams contain questions that only assess subject-matter knowledge, while the TExES exams have questions assessing both subject-matter knowledge and pedagogical-content knowledge.