How to work through a PACE
1. Before issuing any PACE to a student, record the PACE number in the Supervisor’s Progress Card. See separate sheet entitled, ‘How to Fill in a Supervisor’s Progress Card’
2 Remove the PACE Test from the centre of the PACE before the PACE is issued to the student. File the PACE Test in a safe place until it is needed after the PACE is completed. Also remove Test Key from the centre of the score key.
3 The student should read ‘My Goals’ and the Scripture Verse to a parent. These should be discussed so that there is understanding of the objectives of the PACE. The parent should initial this section when this has been completed. The student is required to memorize the Scripture verse as he/she works through the PACE. It must be said from memory as part of the PACE Test.
4, Secondary students should then scan the PACE and read over the Self-Test to become familiar with the basic content before making a start in the PACE.
5 Before starting any PACE work a student should have their daily goals written up on their Goal Card; see sheet, ‘How to use Goal Cards.’
6. Students should start reading the PACE and follow all instructions. They need to particularly note instructions written in blue. They should work all activities in pencil. Ink is only used on Goal Cards and written reports.
7 Students need to score their work at each Score Strip and at the end or each day’s goals. All scoring should be done with a red pen. All students should ask permission to score.
NB Daily goals do not need to match score strips. Daily goals can finish on pages without a score strip as long as every day’s goals are scored immediately they have been comp1eted. See sheet ‘How to Score’.
8. When a student comes to a Checkup all preceding material should be scored and corrected. The student should not start a Checkup until they receive a parent’s signature beside the word ‘Checkup’. Before signing a Checkup parents should check that all pages preceding a Checkup are scored and are of sufficient neatness. Students should try and do a Checkup without turning hack in their PACE.
Procedures with Self-Tests:
a) Make sure all work is completed and scored in the PACE.
b) Revise the Checkups because once a student receives a parent signature for permission to start a Self Test they cannot turn back in their PACE to check answers.
c) After revision of the Checkups the student must receive a parent signature giving permission to start the Self Test.
NB Parents: Before you sign a Self Test you must check that all work has been completed in the PACE, it is all scored and correct and that you are satisfied that the student is ready for the Self Test. This is the time to quiz the student or to insist on more revision if you or the student has any doubts about the PACE. This would be particularly needful if the student had made several mistakes while working the PACE.
10. Once the student receives a parent’s signature for permission to start a Self Test they may proceed to do it, but they must not turn back on their PACE to check answers. Some schools even staple the pages of the PACE leaving only the Self Test.
d) If the students do not know the answers to any of the Self Test questions they will need to leave them blank until after the Self Test has been scored.
e) Once the student has completed all the questions they can manage in the Self-Test they need permission to score. While scoring the student needs to put a red cross by all missed or wrong answers.
f) When this initial scoring is completed work out the Self Test score and write it with red pen where it says, ‘My Score’. To work out the score subtract points from 100% according to the points awarded to that question.
g) Once this score is recorded the student may proceed to correct any mistake, look back and fill in any blanks and re-score if necessary.
NB Parents: The parent has the responsibility of determining if the student is ready for the PACE Test. A score of 90% or more in the Self Test indicates that the student is ready for the PACE Test. A score of 80% – 90% indicates that another revision of Checkups and the Self Test needs to take place before the PACE Test is sat.
h) A score lower than 80% indicates that the student is definitely not ready for the PACE Test. They should be required to spend a considerable amount of time reviewing areas of weakness or even repeating the PACE.
i) When the Self Test is all correct, the PACE must be ‘handed in’. At this time the Scripture passage needs to be quoted by memory. The student may write out a copy of the verse for practice over night.
The PACE Test
- The following day after the PACE is handed in to the parent the PACE Test is issued to the student. There is no time limit on a PACE Test. As soon as the PACE Test is completed it should be handed in to parents to score.
- The PACE Test should be scored by the parent. Follow the same procedure for working out the test score as for the Self Test score, i.e. subtract marks for wrong answers from 100% rather than adding up correct scores.
- Pass marks: to PACE 1036 – 90%, above PACE 1036 – 80%. In Word Building the pass mark is always 90%.
- This PACE Test score needs to be recorded on the Supervisor’s Progress Card.
- A new PACE is then issued.
If the student fails the PACE Test he/she must repeat the PACE. The only time you would allow them to repeat the test is when they have obviously made a careless mistake or you can see that it is only one concept out of the whole PACE that they have not understood. If they re-sit the test you must ensure they do a good review, re-do the Self Test and that you quiz them verbally before they do the test so that you are positive they can now pass this test. They must always repeat the whole test and never just correct the mistakes in a test.