Pace Documents and Resources
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:
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 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)
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 (Narratives Cover Art)
- Inmate Life Skills Facilitator Artwork (Manual Cover Art)
- Folsom Life Skills Group Picture
- Learn more about the Life Skills 25 curriculum
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 Emmett. Read more from Dr. Emmett on her site or on Medium:
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.
If you have questions about how to use these documents to maximize success with your Pace materials, please contact Pace Learning Systems at (800) 826-7223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.