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.
❗Check Your School’s Permission to Copy License
*View all current and recent Permission to Copy licenses associated with CDCR-OCE:
|Facility Acronym||Facility Name||License Status||Expiry Date||License Type|
|ASP||Avenal State Prison||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|CAL||Calipatria State Prison||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|CAC||Califorinia City Correctional||Active||April, 2023||Full|
|CCC||California Correctional Center||Active||April, 2023||Full|
|CCI||California Correctional Institution||Active||April, 2023||Full|
|CCWF||California Correctional Women’s Facility||INACTIVE||June, 2020||NA|
|CEN||Centinela State Prison||INACTIVE||December, 2020||NA|
|CHCF||California Health Care Facility||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|CIM||California Institution for Men||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|CIW||California Insitution for Women||INACTIVE||May, 2021||NA|
|CMC||California Men’s Colony||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|CMF||Califorinia Medical Facility||INACTIVE||May, 2021||NA|
|COR||Corcoran State Prison||Active||March, 2023||Partial|
|CRC||California Rehabilitation Center||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|CTF||California Training Facility||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|CVSP||Chuckawalla Valley State Prison||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|DVI||Deuell Vocational Institution||Active||March, 2023||Partial|
|FSP||Folsom State Prison||INACTIVE||May, 2020||NA|
|HDSP||High Desert State Prison||Active||March, 2023||Full|
|ISP||Ironwood State Prison||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|KVSP||Kern Valley State Prison||INACTIVE||September, 2021||NA|
|LAC||Los Angeles County State Prison||INACTIVE||April, 2021||NA|
|MCSP||Mule Creek State Prison||INACTIVE||February, 2023||Full|
|NKSP||North Kern State Prison||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|PBSP||Pelican Bay State Prison||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|PVSP||Pleasant Valley State Prison||Active||March, 2023||Full|
|RJD||R. J. Donovan State Prison||INACTIVE||March, 2021||NA|
|SAC||Sacramento State Prison||INACTIVE||May, 2021||NA|
|SATF||Substance Abuse Treatment Facility||INACTIVE||October, 2022||NA|
|SCC||Sierra Conservation Camp||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|SOL||Solano State Prison||INACTIVE||October, 2021||NA|
|SQ||San Quentin State Prison||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|SVSP||Salinas Valley State Prison||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|VSP||Valley State Prison||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
|WSP||Wasco State Prison||INACTIVE||January, 2019||NA|
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com to find out about alternative options for viewing these materials.
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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:
System SetA 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:
- Download Pace-CASAS Correlation (2009 Reading Standards)
- Download Pace-CASAS Correlation (2016 Reading Standards)
- Download Pace-GED 2014 Correlation
- Download HiSET Correlation
Life Skills 25 Resources
The 25 soft skills in Pace’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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Life Skills 25 Slide Masters
- Soft Skills Pre/Post Questionnaire (open-ended, written; subjective assessment)
- Soft Skills Self-Efficacy Scales
- Soft Skills Performance Scales and Activities
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!
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:
- Download the full text of the “Facilitator’s Manual.” (Oct. 2018) Future updates, addenda, or new editions of the Folsom Pace Life Skills Facilitator Manual will be posted on this page.
- Download “Narratives“ written by Folsom Life Skills Facilitators. The Life Skills Narratives were produced for presentation to at-risk youth, as part of an outreach project to share lessons learned about soft skills development from within the Folsom Life Skills Program.
- Inmate Life Skills Facilitator Artwork (Facilitator Narratives)
- Inmate Life Skills Facilitator Artwork (Manual Cover Art)
- Folsom Life Skills Group Picture
- Learn more about the Life Skills 25 curriculum
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 email@example.com or (205) 535-9759.
Download Editable Pace Study Schedules (Microsoft Excel):
Excel Workbook 1997-2003 (.xls)
Features of Programmed Instruction
Principles of Programmed Learning (Evans)
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