Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/13/2021 - 6:00 PM
Category: Special Education
Type: Action
Subject: 15.13 Review and Potential Approval of Practical Assessment Exploration System (PAES)
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
File Attachment:
Practical Assessment Exploration System - PAES.pdf
MDUSD Student Data Sharing Agreement PAES Lab.pdf
End User Agreement.pdf
Summary: PAES is a hands-on Comprehensive Work Development Curriculum that is set up in a typical sized school classroom.
It operates in a simulated work environment. Students become employees; teachers become supervisors. Strict procedures are followed so students get the feel of real work, at the same time learn and explore new career vocational areas. Each area has a comprehensive array of tasks for the students to perform. The instructor monitors the tasks and provides feedback and assistance where needed. Students are encouraged to become as independent as possible and are awarded for their progress. Students completing PAES have a thorough knowledge of many job skills and have a better understanding of the real working world. A comprehensive report is developed once a student has finished PAES. This report can easily be used to develop Career Development Plans, School-To-Work Plans, IEPs and Transition Plans.It provides the foundation basics for School-To-Work Transition Plans and provides students with real knowledge that is relevant to their lives. Students are encouraged to become independent problem solvers and develop higher order thinking skills. Teachers and students use this lab to assess a student's competitive work potential and interest level, while simultaneously exploring various jobs, using real tools, and developing proper work behaviors in the following five areas: Computer technology, construction/industrial, processing/production, consumer/service, business/marketing.
Funding: Spec Day Class-Schls Operating
Fiscal Impact $35,961.20
Recommendation: Move to approve the purchase of the Practical Assessment Exploration Systems (PAES) in the amount of $35,961.20.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Wendi Aghily - Chief, Pupil Services and Special Education
Signed By:
Elizabeth McClanahan - Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Signed By:
Mika Arbelbide - Director of Fiscal Services
Signed By:
Robert Sidford - Director of Technology and Innovation
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Debra Mason seconded to approve the Original motion 'Move to approve the purchase of the Practical Assessment Exploration Systems (PAES) in the amount of $35,961.20.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Linda Mayo     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Erin McFerrin     Yes