practical assessment exploration system

Superintendents touring the PAES Lab located at Southern Plains Education Cooperative.Practical Assessment Exploration System labs include a curriculum that operates in a simulated work environment. Students become employees and the teachers become the supervisors. Strict work procedures are followed so students get the feel of real employment, as well as learn and explore new career and vocational employment opportunities. The goal of a student participating in a PAES experience is to ultimately be paired with a work opportunity and transition to employment. 
The following special education units currently have PAES labs in place: 

  • Mankato Area Public Schools (2)
  • River Bend Education District
  • Southern Plains Education Cooperative
  • Waseca Area