The SABES professional development center for English Language Arts Curriculum and Instruction (aka ELA C&I PD Center) is based at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Massachusetts. We provide high-quality professional development (PD) and support for adult education programs throughout Massachusetts on topics related to ELA instruction, curriculum, and standards, including evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) and Student Achievement in Reading (STAR).

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Contact Merilee Freeman, ELA C&I Director, to request an ELA coach, bring ELA PD to your program, suggest a resource, or ask a question: Call (508-854-4296), E-mail ( or select the purple “Contact this PD Center” button, below.

ELA: Upcoming Events

Learn how to administer and interpret diagnostic reading assessments for adult learners, how to build individual reading profiles, and how...
This brief webinar is the first step on your evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) journey, providing an introduction and overview of...
What: This brief, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education...

ELA: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource Videos: ABE ELA lessons on Claims and Evidence
These videos show standards-aligned lessons and standards-aligned instruction—aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult...
Resource Glossary for ELA Instruction
This document is a glossary of key terms used in the ELA Proficiency Guide for Teachers of Adult Education. The Proficiency Guide  is a...
Curriculum ELA Curriculum Unit: "Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media"
"Where Did You Hear That? Becoming Critical Consumers of News Media" is a CCRSAE-aligned unit for ABE students at GLE 4–8, adaptable for GLE 9–12. (...

ELA: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment
Administrative Support