• U.S. History

    ACE Strategy =Answer |Cite | Expand


    ACE is a strategy for Demonstrating Learning with Short Answer, Extended Response Items. The ACE strategy helps students ‘show they know or can do’ the learning standards as evidenced in a brief, constructed response.


    Explaining why this information is important or significant: “This means... In other words.... I know this because....”



    What actually is the ACE STRATEGY?

    Answer the question

    1. a) Make sure that you completely answer the question.
    2. b) Use key words from the question in your responses.


    Cite evidence from the text to support your answer:

    1. a) Cite evidence from the readings, graphs or illustrations to support, prove or explain.


    Expand; extend; explain your answer:

    1. a) Extend your response by explaining the connection between the

    information that you cited and the answer.

    1. b) Make it clear that you know the answer because of the evidence

    U.S. History exit slips will be recorded on a ½ sheet of paper. You will follow the Ace Strategy above to answer the question. To receive all of the points you will need to:

    -Answer the question

    -Cite one piece of evidence from the text/reading for the day. 

    -Expand by relating the info you cited and your answer.

    -Your answer should be 5-7 sentences in length.