Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

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William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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Education/Arts: Adult Basic Education, Literacy and GED

E3 Adult and Community Learning Services

E4 Massachusetts Family Literacy Consortium

E5 GED and Alternative High School Credentials


E4 Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Tel: 781-338-3850
Fax: 781-338-3394
www.doe.mass.edu/acls/
E-mail: acls@doe.mass.edu 

This office sponsors adult classes in basic educational skills. It oversees basic literacy services through adult secondary education, and other services related to supporting adults attaining the level of proficiency expected of a high school graduate.


E5 Massachusetts Family Literacy Consortium (MFLC)
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Tel: 781-338-6604
Fax: 781-338-3394
www.doe.mass.edu/familylit/
E-mail: MFLC@doe.mass.edu

The MFLC is a statewide initiative and partnership among state agencies, community organizations and other interested parties to expand and strengthen family literacy and support. The U.S. Department of Education and the Commonwealth fund the consortium.


E6 GED and Alternative High School Credentials
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Tel: 781-338-3850
www.doe.mass.edu/ged/

The GED (General Education Development test) testing program offers thirty-three test centers operating statewide to serve the needs of the adult population seeking a high school credential. The GED Testing Service in Washington D.C. is responsible for developing, norming and validating the tests, and with setting the minimum scoring requirements.


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