American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Performance Assessment of Contributions and Effectiveness (PACE)

Step-by-Step Guide for the PACE Evaluation System

This step-by-step guide outlines the process for the SLP and the evaluator to complete the Performance Assessment of Contributions and Effectiveness (PACE) evaluation system. The specific timelines can be adjusted depending on the school district's evaluation process.

Time of School Year Action Who?
Late Summer/August
  • Conduct discussion on roles and responsibilities of SLP
  • Review PACE Implementation Guide
  • Review PACE Matrix
  • Discuss developing a portfolio (SLP)
  • Discuss informal vs. formal observation
  • Observations: 2 informal & 1 formal, 1 per quarter
  • Discuss PACE Self-Reflection Tool
  • Discuss development of Professional Plan
  • Determine criteria for selecting approximately 5 case files for review during the upcoming school year
  • SLP
  • Evaluator & SLP
  • Evaluator & SLP
  • SLP
  • Evaluator& SLP
  • Evaluator
  • Evaluator & SLP
  • Evaluator & SLP
  • Evaluator &SLP
Fall, 1st Quarter Conduct formal or informal observation (#1) using PACE Observation Form Evaluator & SLP
Fall, 1st Quarter Initiate portfolio compilation, update throughout the year SLP
November/December Complete PACE Self-Reflection ToolCreate professional development plan SLP
November/December Discuss professional development plan created based on self-reflection Evaluator & SLP
Winter, 2nd Quarter Complete formal or informal observation (#2) using PACE Observation Form Evaluator
Spring, 3rd Quarter Complete formal or informal observation (#3) the PACE Observation Form Evaluator
May Complete PACE MatrixDevelop new professional development plan for the upcoming school year Evaluator & SLP
Summer and upcoming school year Execute new professional development plan SLP with resources provided by Administrator/LEA
Repeat evaluation process annually.

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