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 moth 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.

ACLS: Upcoming Events

One-day Adult Education Directors’ Meeting hosted by ACLS. This date has not been confirmed.

ACLS: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource Adult Education Glossary (from ACLS)
From adult education to workforce preparation activities, the Adult Education Glossary includes common terms and acronyms used by the Adult...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice Learning to Achieve
Learning to Achieve is a suite of resources designed to build teacher effectiveness in providing instruction for adults with learning...
Resource Understanding the National Reporting System’s (NRS) Federal Measures and Reporting Requirements Webinar
This webinar, recorded in March 2017, is led by Russell Fenton from ACLS. The goal of this webinar is for you to come away with a shared...