This resource is comprised of two separate components: the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS) document, and three overview videos. 

First, the MA ELPS document—a revision of the "Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Framework for ESOL".  They integrate the "College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education" and the "MA ABE Curriculum Framework for ESOL" into a single document.

Second, three videos, which provide an overview of the MA ELPS. These videos cover why the MA ELPS were developed; the organization of the document; the strands, levels, standards, threads, and benchmarks within; the progression of the benchmarks through the levels; and how the MA ELPS can be used for rigorous English language instruction. You will need a headset, earbuds, or speakers for audio. (Three videos = 20 minutes)

Please see the calendar for more in-depth PD on MA ELPS integration into instruction.

Topic Area: 
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Frameworks/Standards
Educator Effectiveness
ESOL/English Language Learner
Professional Standards
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SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum and Instruction PD Center