The English Language Arts Proficiency Guide for Teachers of Adult Basic Education, often referred to as the ELA Proficiency Guide, is based on the ABE Professional Standards. It contains ELA-specific supporting explanations, essential concepts, and observable teacher and student behaviors. See the ELA Proficiency Guide (PG) and related resources below. 

Key Documents:

Note: the ELA Proficiency Guide, the ABE Professional Standards, and Glossary can all be found at the ACLS Educator Effectiveness webpage.

Supplemental Materials:


Topic Area
Curriculum Development
Professional Standards
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Resource Type
PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center