As you know, ESE is mandated by the U.S. Department of Education to use valid and reliable assessments to report students’ completion of educational functioning levels. ACLS requires programs to use four ABE standardized assessments depending on the classes they offer. Programs are required to have two staff trained by SABES for each type of assessment used. 

Please know that trainings for all of the assessments are currently on the SABES calendar, you can view all upcoming assessment trainings on the SABES calendar.

Some trainings are full, but another offering is available. Please sign up for: BEST Plus, TABE CLAS-E Reading and Writing Consolidated Administration Assessment Training, TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring, TABE 9/10, TABE Literacy (L) and MAPT training now.

Please contact the SABES PD Center for MA ABE Assessmentsif you have any questions.


Joan A. Ford, M.Ed.

Director, SABES PD Center for MA ABE Assessments



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