The SABES PD Center for Massachusetts ABE Assessments is based at Bristol Community College’s Workforce Education Institute on Davol Street in Fall River. Our center provides professional development training and support for formative and standardized assessments including BEST Plus, TABE CLAS-E, TABE 9/10, TABE L, and MAPT. To request assessment trainings in FY17, please complete the Assessment Training Request Form.

Assessment: Upcoming Events

Fall River
The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the...
This new two-part training on formative assessment, developed by Andy Nash, Director of the New England Literacy Resource Center, prepares...
In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts...

Assessment: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource Fact Sheet No. 9: Formative Assessment (2010)
This fact sheet is a basic primer on formative assessment including the elements of the formative assessment process, recommended strategies and an...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice Using Student-Involved Classroom Assessment to Close Achievement Gaps (2005)
This article by Rick Stiggins and Jan Chappuis was published in Theory into Practice in 2005. The authors argue that the failure of 60...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice Formative Assessment: Research Briefing (2008)
This paper summarizes the key messages from the National Research and Development Centre and other research and development activity on formative...

Assessment: Our Team

Director, SABES PD Center for Massachusetts ABE Assessments
Grant Support Staff