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.

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ACLS: Upcoming Events

04/13/2018 05/18/2018 05/24/2018
Hosted by the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC), this online professional development opportunity is for you, as teachers, to...
05/23/2018
One-day Adult Education Directors’ Meeting hosted by ACLS. This date has not been confirmed.
04/13/2018 05/18/2018 05/24/2018
Hosted by the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC), this online professional development opportunity is for you, as teachers, to...

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 Handbook for Sustaining Standards-Based Education in Adult Education
From the Abstract:  The purpose of this handbook is to help state leaders improve the odds of generating sustained organizational support...
Resource Supplement to the Handbook for Sustaining Standards-Based Education in Adult Education: Checklists for Assessing Effective Implementation
Abstract: This document is designed as a resource for state and local program leaders looking to support the effective implementation of state...