Every Child a Graduate. Every Graduate Prepared.

 

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Alabama Ascending, a strategic plan for fulfilling the promise of public education for all Alabama students, has been uploaded here in draft form. Please take a moment to review our vision for a system of education with world-class standards, superior educators and equitable systems and schools that will prepare students for college and career success.

 

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Learners & Parents
  
Decrease the gap on ACT Aspire combined reading and math scores for 3rd through 8th grade and increase graduation rates in high school
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Learners & Parents
  
Increase the 4-year and 5-year cohort graduation rate
2All students graduate from high school
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Increase the number of students who are college- career- ready
3All students graduate from high school prepared
Schools & Systems
  
Increase the number of school systems designated as an Innovation School System
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Increase the number of effective teachers and leaders as measured by completed EDUCATEAlabama and LEADAlabama assessments
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Support Systems
  
Reduce the number of unexcused absences
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Reduce the number of disciplinary infractions
5All students will take personal responsibility for ensuring a safe and civil learning environment
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Reduce the number of 9th grade failures
6All students will enter 9th grade prepared and with a 4-year plan that addresses individual academic and career interest needs
  
  
  
  
  
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ESSA will help guide and improve the educational landscape in Alabama and reflects many of our state’s educational priorities.

ESSA was a bill approved by Congress in December 2015 to grant states more flexibility for strategic, customized plans for education.

Learn more here​ and at the Governor's ESSA Taskforce site. ​

ESSA replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB). ESSA encourages states and schools to innovate, while at the same time maintaining a focus on accountability, an emphasis on state and local systems of improvement, and a more balanced assessment system. 
 

9/30/201612/6/2016 3:24 PMhttp://assets.alsde.edu/sites/graphics/ALSDE%20Graphics/SUPT-CORNER-essa.png7/26/2016Learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  
  
  
  
  
Draft Strategic Planhttp://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/Related%20Documents/Alabama%20Ascending%20-%20Draft%20Strategic%20Plan.pdf5/26/2017
  
Audit Report related to Graduation Rate Review http://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/Related%20Documents/Final%20Audit%20Report_USDE%20Office%20of%20Inspector%20General%2006_14_17.pdf6/16/2017
  
The Alabama 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Competitive Grant is an opportunity to establish and expand community learning centers that provide students with opportunities during non-school hours.http://www.alsde.edu/sec/fp/Pages/competitivegrants-all.aspx?tab=21st%20CCLC&navtext=Competitive%20Grants:%2021st%20CCLC5/23/2017
  
State Superintendent Michael Sentance announced the formation of a committee charged with looking into the possible implications of the virtual school state law, Code of Alabama 16-46A. http://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/5-22-17%20Virtual%20School%20Law%20Committee%20Press%20Release.pdf5/22/2017

 

 

Dyslexia Simulation Sessionshttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=1018Dyslexia Simulation Sessions10186/5/2017 1:00:00 PM7/28/2017 8:00:00 PM
Independence Dayhttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=657Independence Day6577/4/2017 1:00:00 PM7/4/2017 10:00:00 PM
MEGA Conference 2017http://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=970MEGA Conference 20179707/10/2017 5:00:00 AM7/14/2017 5:00:00 AM
Foundations for Beginning Reading Summer Sessionshttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=1021Foundations for Beginning Reading Summer Sessions10217/10/2017 1:30:00 PM7/13/2017 8:30:00 PM
CTE Teacher Certification Program - Session Ahttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=999CTE Teacher Certification Program - Session A9997/24/2017 5:00:00 AM7/26/2017 5:00:00 AM
The Digital Learning/Computer Science COS Meetinghttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=989The Digital Learning/Computer Science COS Meeting9897/25/2017 1:00:00 PM7/27/2017 9:00:00 PM
AP Coordinators- Back to Schoolhttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=998AP Coordinators- Back to School9988/30/2017 6:30:00 PM8/30/2017 7:30:00 PM
Labor Dayhttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=658Labor Day6589/4/2017 1:00:00 PM9/4/2017 10:00:00 PM
CTE Teacher Certification Program - Session Bhttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=1000CTE Teacher Certification Program - Session B10009/11/2017 5:00:00 AM9/12/2017 5:00:00 AM
System Test Coordinator Traininghttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=1012System Test Coordinator Training10129/18/2017 1:00:00 PM9/18/2017 9:00:00 PM