Join the Massachusetts' Student Achievement in Reading (STAR) team to learn about the STAR reading reform initiative and get an overview of the upcoming SABES ELA STAR training. STAR is a proven way to assist programs in making the systematic and instructional changes required to improve the reading achievement of intermediate-level adult students, GLE 4-8.9. 


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ABE Directors, Coordinators, and intermediate-level (GLE 4-8.9) ABE reading instructors

During this one-hour session, there will be a brief presentation about the STAR initiative, including the benefits of having a STAR class. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet the MA STAR team and learn about the FY24 STAR training, which begins in October.

This session is intended for program directors, or their designated staff person, and ABE reading instructors looking to improve the reading skills of their intermediate-level learners, GLE  4–8.9. The presentation will include information on how to select a STAR teacher. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the STAR initiative.

For additional information about the full FY24 STAR training or to register, please visit the STAR registration page on the SABES calendar.

Please contact Merilee Freeman, mdfreeman@charter.net, for additional information.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the STAR reading reform initiative, the benefits to your program and teachers, and the STAR training requirements
  • Recognize the importance of providing EBRI/STAR to increase students' reading skills
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
09/28/2023 - 1:00 pm to 09/28/2023 - 2:00 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
EBRI (Evidence-Based Reading Instruction)
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