Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) is a unit of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE). SABES is the adult education professional development (PD) system of ACLS. 
The SABES PD System provides PD offerings that are responsive to the Massachusetts AE Standards for High Quality Professional Development (HQPD). View the ALCS monthly mailings, posted each month to the ACLS website. The ACLS monthly mailings contain materials that are important to adult education programs and that will help to serve our current and future students as well.

View our short videos about the Massachusetts Adult Education System and Massachusetts High School Equivalency  options here.

ACLS: Upcoming Events

The one-day ABE Directors’ Meeting will be held at the Devens Common Center and Hilton Garden Inn, 31 Andrews Parkway,...

ACLS: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource Handbook for Sustaining Standards-Based Education in Adult Education
From the Abstract:  The purpose of this handbook is to help state leaders improve the odds of generating sustained organizational support...
Resource Supplement to the Handbook for Sustaining Standards-Based Education in Adult Education: Checklists for Assessing Effective Implementation
Abstract: This document is designed as a resource for state and local program leaders looking to support the effective implementation of state...
Resource Lo que necesitas saber para obtener tu credencial de equivalencia de high school
Nuestra meta en este breve vídeo es mostrarte que el proceso de conseguir tu credencial de equivalencia de high school no es tan complicado ni...