Massachusetts NRS Assessments: All News

Posted on: 09/07/2021

SABES Offerings Through Friday, 9/24/21 Hello! Here at SABES we have dozens of new course offerings for you. To cut down on the number of emails, we are combining September offerings through 9/24 in this one email. We will send another list on September 20 for courses into October. Please tell us...

Posted on: 01/08/2018

Have you wondered how to implement formative assessment effectively with your students? Or, are you looking to increase your TABE (Test for Adult Assessment), MAPT (Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test), and Basic English Skills Test (BEST) Plus administration skills and certifications? Then check...

Posted on: 08/18/2017

The SABES PD Center for Assessment is offering a wonderful new training on formative assessment, developed by Andy Nash, Director of the New England Literacy Resource Center. The pilot training will be held on November 3 (Part 1 in the morning, and Part 2 in the afternoon) at World Education in...

Posted on: 02/02/2017

Annemarie Espindola is the new director for the SABES PD Center for Massachusetts ABE Assessments, which is based at Bristol Community College (BCC).From March 2015 to November 2016, Annemarie was a training coordinator at the Operational Services Division of the Executive Office of Administration...

Posted on: 08/11/2016

MAPT Administration Training is now being delivered online only. This training replaces the face-to-face MAPT Administration Training, and it comes as a result of the MAPT Administration Policy Change – Effective August 12, 2016.In this eight-module online training, ABE program staff will learn how...

Posted on: 01/04/2016

Did you know research has demonstrated that high quality assessment for learning has a significant impact on student learning and motivation, representing a positive strategy for closing achievement gaps? Did you know that learning targets (also known as learning outcomes, learning objectives...

Posted on: 11/09/2015

Student CLAS-E Writing Assessment Items NeededIn preparation for the annual TABE CLAS-E Writing recertification test in March, ACLS and the SABES PD Center for Assessment needs sample items of student-written responses to CLAS-E Expository Writing items 1-5 of all Levels (1-4).Please send samples to...

Posted on: 09/10/2015

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...

Posted on: 08/14/2015

The MA Adult Basic Education Standardized Assessments at a Glance is a quick way to view which standardized assessments are available in Massachusetts to report students’ learning gains and educational functioning levels. The chart indicates the appropriateness of an assessment for students and the...