CDCR-OCE Customer Resources

This page is dedicated to announcements and resources specifically for schools who are part of California Department of Corrections, under the Office of Correctional Education, for using the supplemental Pace Learning curriculum in OCE education programs.

โ—Check Your School’s Permission to Copy License

*View all current and recent Permission to Copy licenses associated with CDCR-OCE:

Facility AcronymFacility NameLicense StatusExpiry DateLicense Type
ASPAvenal State PrisonINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
CALCalipatria State PrisonINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
CACCaliforinia City CorrectionalActiveApril, 2024Full
CCCCalifornia Correctional CenterINACTIVEApril, 2023Full
CCICalifornia Correctional InstitutionINACTIVEApril, 2023Full
CCWFCalifornia Correctional Women’s FacilityINACTIVEJune, 2020NA
CENCentinela State PrisonINACTIVEDecember, 2020NA
CHCFCalifornia Health Care FacilityINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
CIMCalifornia Institution for MenINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
CIWCalifornia Insitution for WomenINACTIVEMay, 2021NA
CMCCalifornia Men’s ColonyINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
CMFCaliforinia Medical FacilityINACTIVEMay, 2021NA
CORCorcoran State PrisonActiveMarch, 2023Partial
CRCCalifornia Rehabilitation CenterINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
CTFCalifornia Training FacilityINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
CVSPChuckawalla Valley State PrisonINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
DVIDeuell Vocational InstitutionINACTIVEMarch, 2023Partial
FSPFolsom State PrisonINACTIVEMay, 2020NA
HDSPHigh Desert State PrisonINACTIVEMarch, 2023Full
ISPIronwood State PrisonINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
KVSPKern Valley State PrisonINACTIVESeptember, 2021NA
LACLos Angeles County State PrisonINACTIVEApril, 2021NA
MCSPMule Creek State PrisonINACTIVEFebruary, 2023Full
NKSPNorth Kern State PrisonINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
PBSPPelican Bay State PrisonINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
PVSPPleasant Valley State PrisonActiveMarch, 2024Full
RJDR. J. Donovan State PrisonINACTIVEMarch, 2021NA
SACSacramento State PrisonINACTIVEMay, 2021NA
SATFSubstance Abuse Treatment FacilityINACTIVEOctober, 2022NA
SCCSierra Conservation CampINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
SOLSolano State PrisonINACTIVEOctober, 2021NA
SQSan Quentin State PrisonINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
SVSPSalinas Valley State PrisonINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
VSPValley State PrisonINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA
WSPWasco State PrisonINACTIVEJanuary, 2019NA

*Full licenses include all content areas: At Your Own Pace: Reading, English, and Math, Accelerated Learning: Reading, Language, Spelling, Writing, Basic Math, Advanced Math, Science, Social Studies), Life Skills 25 (Self-Development, Achieving Personal Goals, Interpersonal Skills), and Workforce Development.

If you do not have access to your Pace files, contact us to have a link or disc sent containing the files for the Pace curriculum. Download links or discs can be sent to any education staff at a CDCR institution with a current Pace Permission to Copy License. If you would like to inquire about renewing your school’s Pace permission to copy license, or if you need assistance accessing files, contact Clint Massey at 205-535-9759 or

Customer Training

Download the training video outline for a written overview of what is covered in the following training videos.

If you have difficulty viewing the videos above or accessing any of the resources on this page, contact Clint Massey at to find out about alternative options for viewing these materials.

Webinar Recordings

Online Community Members have on-demand access to Pace Customer Training video recordings and Professional Development Webinar recordings. If you are not signed in, take moment to sign up free.

Learning System Documentation

The Pace Scope and Sequence details learning objectives for all Pace curricula. A primary feature of a Pace Learning System is the scope of its objectives. Pace Systems are organized into discrete, focused units which promote dependable, consistent progress:

The Systems Component list shows the component items included in each Pace
System Set A Pace System Set is a self-contained learning system, containing everything available from Pace in that functioning level range and subject area. For example, the Reading System from the Accelerated Learning curriculum contains multiple copies of all 59 Reading Lessons, Reading Pretests and Posttests, Reproducible Mastery Tests, Reproducible Worksheet materials, and other learning management materials such as Reading Study Schedules or test answer sheets.

Correlations to Tests and Standards

College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRS)

Pace is coordinated with all major tests and standards driven by CCRS:

Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE 11/12)

Pace Systems offer built-in criterion-referenced diagnostic testing; the Pace Approach also recognizes the need for normed or standardized assessments. The recommended standardized assessments for use with Pace curricula are the Tests of Adult Basic Education, Forms 11/12 (TABE). To coordinate your Pace materials with TABE test diagnostics like the Individual Profile Report, use Pace’s TABE Test Translation:

*looking for info on TABE 9/10?

Other Correlation Resources:

Life Skills 25 Resources

The 25 soft skills in Paceโ€™s Life Skills Program are designed as a core set of personal and interpersonal skills that enable us to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. These 25 Life Skills support improvement of all soft skills.

Included below are free tools designed to assist educators with ideas and a structure for designing a soft skills development program, as seen in our professional development webinars on soft skills. They complement and enhance the topics covered in the Life Skills 25 curriculum, but can be used in any soft skills program. If you are interested in access to these resources for all Life Skills 25 topics, contact us at

Life Skills in Corrections

Inmates Teaching Inmates at Folsom State Prison The inmate facilitators of the “Pace Life Skills” courses at Folsom State Prison (Represa, CA), have created a powerful program to promote ongoing education, self-evaluation, and positive thinking among their peers. The inmate-led Life Skills program has boasted a waiting list of over 200 men!

2023 Update!

Dr. Susan McKee of Pace Learning and Mr. Edwin McMillan, former Pace Life Skills facilitator at Folsom State Prison, have been recently featured in a series of blog posts on soft skills development in prison settings by Dr. Arielle Emmet. Read more from Dr. Emmett on her site or on Medium:

Arielle S. Emmett, Ph.D.

Principal, Arielle Emmett & Associates, LLC

Member, American Society of Journalists & Authors; Contributing Editor, Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine; Fulbright Scholar Kenya (2018-2019)

This unique program has clear positive effects on its members. In an effort to replicate their success at other institutions, the facilitators of the program have detailed a manual for teaching soft, “life skills” in a prison setting, from inmate to inmate. They utilize Pace’s Life Skills 25 curriculum, but the power to change lives comes from the facilitators and their teaching process and methods, which reach beyond the program’s weekly class and into its members’ everyday lives.

“Words are inadequate to express our appreciation of how profoundly Pace Life Skills has transformed our lives. We know that saying “Thank You” is not enough, therefore we want to show you gratitude by living what we have learned and dedicating our time to passing this blessing on to others.” ~Folsom State Prison Pace Life Skills Facilitators, Spring 2016

Those who teach know that to teach and develop ‘intangible’ soft skills is a difficult task. This task only becomes more nebulous and more difficult in the social atmosphere of long-term incarceration. Find insights about teaching soft skills to inmates, from the inmate’s perspective:

If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful program, or would like to connect with this program’s sponsor, please contact Clint Massey directly at or (205) 535-9759.

If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful program, or would like to connect with this program’s sponsor, please contact Clint Massey directly at or (205) 535-9759.

Additional Resources

Download Editable Pace Study Schedules (Microsoft Excel):

Excel Workbook (.xlsx)

Excel Workbook 1997-2003 (.xls)

Additional Resources:

Features of Programmed Instruction

Principles of Programmed Learning (Evans)

The Workpage

Download Pace Instructor’s Guides:

Accelerated Learning Lab: Reading Instructor’s Guide

Workforce Development Instructor’s Guide

Life Skills 25: Interpersonal Skills Instructional Management Guide

The most recent on-site training workshops for OCE schools were conducted in October 2018. You can access the training guide used during these workshops here: Pace Training Guide 

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