ACE’s Five Laws of Learning explained
Student must be on a level of curriculum where he can perform
Mental maturity age vs Chronological age
A students chronological age does not necessarily mean his ability, and also a student’s performance may vary with different subjects
Mastery of concepts.
ACE offers a full scope curriculum, beginning with kindergarten and continuing through high School.
After two learning-to-read programs, the student is placed in a learning centre where he “Reads to Learn”. Focus is MASTERY of each concept.
Diagnostic test reveal the performance level of a student in each subject. Diagnostic tests are only done for students intending to join grade 2 and above.
The diagnostic test helps reveal academic gaps in the previous learning system, which are first covered before he proceeds at his performance level regardless of his chronological age.
The student must set reasonable and appropriate goals that can be achieved in a reasonable and prescribed period of time.
PACEs (Packages of Accelerated Christian Education)
These are bite-sized, achievable material booklets published by ACE.A year’s work for each subject is divided into 12 PACEs.
There are 7 core academic subjects:
Mathematics, English, Word Building (Spelling), Literature and Creative Writing, Science, Social studies, and Bible.
Students are trained to set their own goals, by so doing they take responsibility for their learning. The GOAL CARD holds the key to the child’s success.
Learning to set goals in school teaches students to set goals for every area of their lives.
The student must be controlled and motivated.
PACE activity controls and motivation
Each students works and gets permission to score bits of his set goals.
He scores or rescores after corrections, and can only proceed after he has got that bit correctly
Other checks are through checkups, self Tests and eventually the PACE Test
Work completion controls and motivation
Reasonable goals are set to be completed each day.
And work not completed during day becomes homework.
Goal Check is done every morning to identify those students who may not have completed their goals.
The supervisor motivates and inspires students to achieve through love and attention to individual needs.
The student’s learning must be measurable.
A checkup allows a student to measure his mastery of the material in a particular section of the PACE. Pass mark 80%.
Its done at the end of each PACE, it’s a student’s measure of his mastery of the enitre PACE. 90% is the passmark.
This is a supervisor’s measure of the student’s mastery of the entire PACE. Passmark 80%
The student’s learning must be rewarded.
Student Progress Chart.
A student progress Chart is placed in the his office to show how much work has been done in a year
A student progress report is what he takes home at the end of each term.