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 Tool

Create 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 Matrix

Develop 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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