Three self-paced, 20-minute online modules give an overview of the new Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education, background on why and how they were developed and are organized, and guidance on how teachers can use them.
Please note: You cannot access the online modules from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with access instructions.
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
- All ESOL teachers and program directors interested in learning about the new ESOL standards.
The Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education (MA ELPS) are a revision of the Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Framework for ESOL. They integrate the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education and the English Language Proficiency Standards into a single document. This overview covers how and 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 or speakers to hear the audio.
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
- Explain the rationale behind the development of the MA ELPS for AE
- Define the components that are included in the MA ELPS for AE
- Identify the focus of each of the standards
- Recognize the progression of the benchmarks through the levels
- Begin to use the MA ELP standards and benchmarks for ESOL instructional planning and delivery
Please print a hard copy of the MA ELPS for AE for reference during the online modules.