Frequently asked questions

Some of the questions that come up the most often are answered below, or you may find a link to an article or two that addresses that question. If your question is not here, please submit it using the “Contact Us” link above.

There are several sources for new and used PACES. Check this Resource Page for some links.
There are several videos, downloads, and other resources for the English PACES listed at this English page. There are links for specific courses as well for general resources. Be sure to download the English handbook!
At this point I don’t have any teaching videos or resources available for the Math PACES. I recommend that you use the solution guides in the score keys.
Click on “Students” in the top menu and select the science course you need help with. There are videos, test tips, resources, and other tips for various courses there.
Click on “Students” in the top menu and select the science course you need help with. There are videos, test tips, resources, and other tips for various courses there. Also, I have an article about the Scope and Sequence of the history courses that may be helpful.
The Wisdom PACS are inserts in the high school English PACES. Read this brief article to learn more about the content, purpose, and benefits of having your teen complete these.
Great question that is often asked! I wrote an entire article about the answer to that.
Every teacher works at this important task every year! The ACE program has some recommended tools to help motivate students in schools, but they could be adapted to homeschool settings, too. Read more about merits, privileges, and motivation in general.
Read this more thorough answer about why and how I created the test tips, and find links to download them for courses.
There are several factors to consider when placing a teen into the English PACES. This article will help you sort it out.
For the Self Test at the end of the PACE I do allow students to look it over and make sure they know the content well (kind of like a study guide). However, once they start the test it is a TEST — and they can’t look back.
The PACE Test should be removed from the middle of the PACE before you issue the PACE to your student. Students should NOT see the PACE test before they are given it, and should not look in the PACE for any answers.
There’s a specific meaning to that word that needs to be defined and explained. Read this article to learn more about this topic.
You’ll have to make some adjustments and supplement some, but here’s an article with tips for doing just that.
I would suggest turning the ACE course into an “Honors Course” and in this article I explain how you can do that.