The SABES ELA PD Center has developed three ELA What-to-Look-For guides (a.k.a., "Look-For" guides) in collaboration with ACLS to support teacher effectiveness. These guides are part of the Classroom Visit Toolkit–A Holistic Approach to Classroom Observations

Organized by level, the Look-For guides are designed for both formal and informal observations. They can also support practitioners in understanding what effective ELA instruction looks like in adult education.

Each guide's first page highlights standards-based teaching based on the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adults, the ABE standards adopted in Massachusetts. The second page delineates teacher and student behaviors aligned with Indicators from the ABE Professional Standards that you can expect to see in a rigorous ABE ELA class.

Topic Area
Education Leadership & Program Management
Professional Standards
Media Type
Resource Type
PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Action Type