What is PAES?:
PAES IS A HANDS-ON ASSESSMENT OF EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL Expose your students or clients to a broad range of hands-on, generalizable work skills. They'll be better prepared for community work experiences, future employment and independent life!
Participants clock in and go to work exploring nearly 300 jobs in five career areas that are based upon typical skills found at community based job sites. Participants find out what job skills they are good at, and what job skills they like to do.
PAES is a Comprehensive Partner:
PAES Curriculum Based Assessment is a Performance Based Measure of Employment Potential. *All Formal Assessment Scores contribute to the PAES Aptitude Scores on the PAES Performance Summary Report
PAES PROVIDES MEANINFUL and CRITICAL INFORMATION FOR IEPs and TRANSITION ASSESSMENT There are so many benefits from PAES beyond the hands on exploration of nearly 300 Jobs. The PAES performance summary report defines the participants strengths and abilities in regards to their employment potential.
This report is provided to all involved:
Including : The Participant, Parents, Guardians, Care Givers, Teaching Staff, Case Manager/Worker, Guidance Counselor, County and VRS.
Quality of Work: The PAES evaluator inspects and scores each job for quality.
Work Rate: Each PAES job is timed and rated against the competitive job rates.
Amount of Assistance Needed: Was the PAES job performed independently? Or was assistance or accommodations needed? Assistance and Accommodations are provided, and scored and reported through the PAES scoring software to help ensure that transition goals will reasonably enable the participant to meet those postsecondary and/or work readiness goals
Participants say whether or not they like a job, every time they complete a job in PAES. Because every job is performed hands-on, this is a very accurate indicator of interest .
COMPREHENSIVE WORK SKILLS INVENTORY:
Are there barriers to success in regards to getting and keeping a job? PAES provides an opportunity to identify and develop appropriate work skills and behaviors, prior to working in the community. This includes a proper work behavior inventory, goals, objectives and daily tracking.
OPTIONAL SUB TASK ASSESSMENT:
Each PAES job is broken down and assessed by individual sub task for when the need arrives. This is when a job has been attempted, assistance is given and the student is not expected to complete the PAES job entirely. The jobs are broken down to individual sub tasks in order to find out what sub task of the job can the participant can complete.
PUBLISHER AND AUTHOR INFORMATION:
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PAES Teacher/Student Made Featured Videos:
Minnesota PAES Student Orientation Video
Created by: Christine Dohrmann, Robbinsdale Area Schools in Minnesota
New York Rensselaer Academy PAES Lab
Ohio Great Oaks CareerX
Ohio Scarlet Oaks CDC-CareerX Program
PAES Marketing Document Links:
PAES Participating Local Districts:
Local PAES Teacher Toolbox
(For PAES Teaching Staff Only - Password Protected - ask Heidi for password email@example.com) This is a collection from over the years. The teacher made items are not validated or approved, but may be a useful resource for your lab. Over the years, teachers and aides have sent in items they have made for their lab, and this is a way to share the resources out in order to avoid duplication of efforts. If you have something you have made to share, please email it to Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org, and it will be put it in the teacher toolbox for others to share and use.
These are actual Minnesota PAES Student Case Studies Example Reports. The students have a broad range of functioning levels. The names have been changed to protect student's privacy.
Congratulations 2018-19 PAES Labs!
Transition Assessments & Curriculum at