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Intended for teacher classroom practice, this research brief outlines the steps involved in setting and achieving goals, especially with regard to technology-based exercises and projects.
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An overview of the characteristics of and multiple challenges faced by parents pursuing their won literacy skill improvement, along with concrete steps and examples to address the challenges.
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A report giving a demographic breakdown of adults who hold either a certification, license, or post-secondary educational certificate. The data tables include occupational field, earnings, and employees’ perceived usefulness of the certificates and licenses.
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An extensive analysis of the impact of low literacy skills – covering reading, math, and digital proficiency – on workers in service sector jobs. The report includes demographic details, the barriers and challenges faced by this group, along with remedies and policy recommendations for employers,...
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A report from the U.S. Department of Education outlining the demographics and impacts of low-literacy skills among adults. Also included are seven key strategies to address the situation, with recommendations on community and employer efforts, cross-sector service delivery, and program professional...
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A concise summary of the benefits of participation in adult literacy programs, both for individual participants and for the broader society.
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This contextualized lesson was designed as part of a science unit on weather, climate, and climate change, with the recognition that an understanding of basic probability and statistics is required to understand the scientific concepts. This lesson could also be used in a math unit on probability...
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This sample contextualized lesson is a Level A adaptation of the original Heat Wave lesson which can be found here . The context for this lesson is climate and climate change, and it focuses on comparing sets of data, specifically the number of heat wave days in Massachusetts in the years between...
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Check out the ACLS Disability Services page for links to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to Workforce GPS. You'll also find for information on Universal Design and websites that students, teachers, ADA coordinators, and advisors may find useful.
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In this brief article, Dr. Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, delineates what culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) is and is not. The article includes a bibliography pertaining to CRP and a list of multicultural education...

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