"Practical Assessment Exploration System"

The PAES Lab is a hands-on occupational skills discovery and development curriculum for high school students, grades 9th - 12th. The PAES Lab provides foundational basics for School-To-Work transition planning. The program provides students and their team with an assessment of their competitive work potential and interests, while simultaneously using real tools to explore various job fields and developing proper work behaviors in the areas of Computer Technology, Construction/Industrial, Production/Processing, Consumer/Service and Business/Marketing.

This class cultivates career exploration and assessments that simulate a real-world work environment, while encouraging students to become independent problem solvers and develop higher-order thinking skills. Students will obtain thorough knowledge of many job skills and have a better understanding of the working world. Performance reports can be used to assist in creating Career Development plans, IEPs and Transition plans for the student.


Student & Educator Outcomes
-- Upon successful completion of PAES --

The Student Has:
  • Learned & developed entry-level skills in multiple career/work areas
  • Learned how to follow work procedures
  • Learned about & developed appropriate work-place behaviors
  • Discovered his/her interests in certain career fields, tasks and job skills
  • Learned & developed problem-solving skills

Educators Will Know:
  • The job strengths and preferences of the student
  • What skills students can perform competitively
  • What special assistance or adaptations are required for some students
  • The level of appropriate work behaviors
  • Vital transition information for IEPs and appropriate job placement

Program Contact Information:
15770 18th St. NE
Little Falls, MN 56345

(320) 631-2500  Office
(320) 632-3981  Fax

Program Supervisor: Jolaine Beddow-Beste
                                  Assistant Director of Special Education
                                  Phone: (320) 631-2540

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Little Falls, MN 56345

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Fax: (320) 6323981

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