Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) is a unit of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE). SABES is the adult education professional development (PD) system of ACLS. 
The SABES PD System provides PD offerings that are responsive to the Massachusetts AE 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


Beyond the Checklist: Elevating Your Classroom Observation Experience (WAITLIST) (Online Blended)

As a busy program director, do you wonder how you can find the time to visit classes and observe teachers...


State as Partner Webinar (ACLS)

ACLS State as Partner Webinars: Friday 11/17/23 11am-12:30pm Thursday 1/25/23 1pm-2:30pm Friday 3/22/24 10am-11:30am

ACLS: Videos

ACLS: Resources, Research and Curriculum


News! 2021 Teaching the Skills That Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) Virtual Conference, June 15 and 16, 2021 Over 1,500 adult educators registered...


In our Fall 2022 Newsletter, you read a lot about HQPD—High Quality Professional Development. The SABES Adult Education PD System provides PD...


Celebrate Black History Month with these lessons, for grades K-10. Compiled by Achieve The Core.