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The PAVE Program

“Opening Corridors of Achievement”

About the Program

The mission of Partnerships to Advance the Value of Education (PAVE) is to facilitate a meaningful and structured experiential learning opportunity with regional K-12 school partners to offer mentoring, tutoring, and college preparedness.

PAVE will be a partner in the district’s Strategic Plan Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), and provide subject support in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics and/or the Sciences.

K-12 partner schools will work collaboratively to have access to assistance from qualified academic tutors and college role models that they would otherwise not receive.

The goal is to improve educational opportunities for K-12 students and help them achieve college, career and life success.

Program Goals

As outlined by the University Goals and in the context of our institutional priorities, PAVE program goals will maintain intra-institutional and inter-institutional connections and between our vital community partners. To ensure this, the following are three program goals for PAVE:

Goal #1. Support student success in tutored classes
Goal #2. Strengthen existing teacher preparation pipeline as a possible career pathway
Goal #3. Provide a reflective experiential learning experience for student tutors

The ultimate goal of PAVE is to improve the educational opportunities for K-12 scholars and help them achieve college, career and life success through a positive experience from Sacramento State academic tutors.

Program Outcomes

The Standard of Performance will communicate PAVE program expectations during the implementation and assessment phase.

Performance #1. Increase students’ proficiency, knowledge, and skills in tutored courses and overall academic improvement
Performance #2. Increase participants’ knowledge, interest, and exposure to potential careers in education and other related fields
Performance #3. Increase program satisfaction of participants, students, teachers and administrators

Evaluation of program goals, program impact, and student learning outcomes will be a collaborative process involving academic tutors, teachers, and partner schools. Assessment will also be dependent on direct, indirect, research-based qualitative and quantitative methodologies, collecting pre and post formative and summative assessments. The data will be compiled, analyzed into a comprehensive report, and disseminate to local school partners.

Tutor-Mentor Benefits

  • Professional development in a course to build academic and career success:
    • Reflection sessions, professional development, etc.
      • Introduction to: demographics of the school site, PBIS, RJ, IB, student engagement, common core state standards, pathways, and academies
  • A structured experiential learning opportunity
  • Gain exposure to potential careers in education and other related fields
  • Enhance the scope of your resume with a positive experience that will bolster your professional skills
  • This experience is open to all majors

Tutor-Mentor Expectations

  • Work collaboratively with regional K-12 school partners
  • One semester commitment
  • 10-12 weeks
  • 6 hours/week
  • Tutor options: before, during or after school hours in a 1-1/group setting

Projected Timeline of Key Events and Benchmarks


  • May-July: Recruitment
  • August: Training
  • August-September: Placement
  • September-December: Tutoring, Reflection, Assessment/Evaluation


  • December-January: Recruitment
  • January: Training
  • January-February: Placement
  • February-May: Tutoring, Reflection, Assessment/Evaluation

To partner, please contact: