The ABCs with Ace and Christi Pretest is administered to students who have never been in school or who do not yet know how to read. Children who score at least 80 percent on the test are generally ready to read. These students can begin the ABCs with Ace and Christi program. (One-half of 5 year olds and most children below the age of 5 are not physically ready to learn the skills involved in reading and will benefit more from the Kindergarten with Ace and Christi program.)
This multi-sensory, phonetic reading program is designed to prepare a child for the individualized instruction of the PACE curriculum. (The program should be attempted only after children have been diagnosed by the ABCs Pretest.) Within a period of 12 to 15 weeks of tutoring, your child will learn to read by becoming acquainted with cartoon animals, songs, and stories, which help him learn letter sounds, alphabet sequence, and word relationships. Physical and character development skills are built through poems, displays, and various physical activities. Following this 12- to 15-week tutorial program, the child is ready to begin the journey of the self-paced individualized program.