Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) is a unit of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE). The System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES) is the adult education professional development (PD) system of ACLS. 
The SABES PD System provides PD offerings that are responsive to the Massachusetts ABE Standards for High Quality Professional Development (HQPD). View the ALCS monthly mailings, posted each month to the ACLS website. The ACLS monthly mailings contain materials that are important to adult education programs and that will help to serve our current and future students as well.

View our short videos about the Massachusetts Adult Education System and Massachusetts High School Equivalency  options here.

ACLS: Upcoming Events

One-day Adult Education Directors’ Meeting hosted by ACLS. This date has not been confirmed.

ACLS: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource Massachusetts adult education standards for HQPD - One-page summary
Use this one-page summary of the Massachusetts Adult Education Standards for High Quality Professional Development (HQPD) as a guideline when...
Resource Lo Que Necesitas Saber Para Obtener Tu Credencial de Equivalencia de High School
Nuestra meta en este breve vídeo es mostrarte que el proceso de conseguir tu credencial de equivalencia de high school no es tan complicado ni...
Resource Adult Education Glossary (from ACLS)
From adult education to workforce preparation activities, the Adult Education Glossary includes common terms and acronyms used by the Adult...