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Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

Performance Standards

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Measurable Skills Gain (MSG) Standards
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ACLS Funding Reporting and Performance Memo
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FY17 Performance Standards 11/2/16 Update
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Performance Standards Q&A
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Educational Functioning Level (EFL) Target Worksheet Instructions
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Tool for Determining Program Targets
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ABE Performance Accountability Webinar Recording 12/15/16

The Massachusetts ABE performance standards have been informed by statistical analysis of multiple years of data, a goals pilot, and input from the field of ABE practitioners in multiple task groups and workshops at statewide conferences. Each of the standards is set at or near the state average for performance in the following areas: attendance, average attended hours, pre and post testing percentage, learner gains, setting and meeting student goals, and Educational Functioning Level completion. The performance standards, as one part of a larger system of accountability, encourage continuous improvement, effective program administration, and positive student outcomes.

The standards presented here do not apply to ABE for the Homeless Programs, Distance Learning Programs, Transition to Community College Programs, Primary Instruction Provided by Volunteers Programs, and Workplace Education Programs.

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FY16 Performance Standards Document for fund codes 340, 345, 359.
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FY12-FY16 ABE CI Performance Standards Document for fund codes 285/563


Last Updated: February 3, 2017
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