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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Measure of Success
  
  
  
  
  
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
http://assets.alsde.edu/sites/graphics/ALSDE%20Graphics/main%20pillar-ESSA.pngState Specific Information on ESSA 1Learn More All students succeed
Learners & Parents
  
Increase the 4-year and 5-year cohort graduation rate
2All students graduate from high school
Learners & Parents
  
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
http://assets.alsde.edu/sites/graphics/ALSDE%20Graphics/CE-pillar-3-2016.jpgCareer and Technical Education in Alabama Schools 8Learn more!Schools and systems will be provided flexibility and resources to create 21st century learning environments to meet the individual and collective needs of their students
Education Professionals
  
Increase the number of effective teachers and leaders as measured by completed EDUCATEAlabama and LEADAlabama assessments
http://assets.alsde.edu/sites/graphics/ALSDE%20Graphics/Teacher%20Cert%20Pillar%20image.jpgTeacher Certification in Alabama7Learn more! Every child is taught by a well-prepared, resourced, supported, and effective teacher and leader
Support Systems
  
Reduce the number of unexcused absences
http://assets.alsde.edu/sites/graphics/ALSDE%20Graphics/AA2017P.jpgAlabama Ascending - Strategic Plan for Public Education4Learn More! All students will attend school daily and be engaged in rigorous and relevant learning environments
Support Systems
  
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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Alabama's draft consolidated state plan has now been posted for public comment. View and comment on the plan here.

See Alabama's full ESSA page here​. ​

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. 
 

8/18/20177/31/2017 12:16 PMhttp://assets.alsde.edu/sites/graphics/ALSDE%20Graphics/essaSUPER.png7/26/2016Alabama and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  
  
  
  
  
All private schools or institutions of any kind having a school in connection therewith, except church schools as defined in Section 16-28-1, shall register annually on or before Oct. 10, 2017 with AL State Dept. of Educationhttps://schools.alsde.edu/eddir/Common/WebLogin.aspx7/31/2017
  
The Alabama State Board of Education will meet Aug. 23, 2017, beginning at 10 a.m.http://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/Alabama%20State%20Board%20of%20Education%20August%2023,%202017,%20Special-Called%20Meeting%20and%20Work%20Session%20Agendas.pdf8/17/2017
  
The ALSDE meets the requirements of Part B of the IDEA. http://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/08-17-17%20Spec%20Ed%20Meet%20Requirements.pdf8/17/2017
  
Apply Herehttp://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/08-01-2017%20Student%20Advisory%20Council%20-%20Call%20for%20Applications.pdf8/1/2017

 

 

ARI Effective Literacy Leaders Learning Communities (E3LCs) http://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=1045ARI Effective Literacy Leaders Learning Communities (E3LCs) 10458/22/2017 1:30:00 PM8/22/2017 8:30:00 PM
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District Test Coordinator Traininghttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=1046District Test Coordinator Training10468/28/2017 1:00:00 PM8/28/2017 9:00:00 PM
District Test Coordinatorhttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=1050District Test Coordinator10508/29/2017 1:00:00 PM8/29/2017 10:00:00 PM
New Transportation Supervisor Orientation Meeting 2017 http://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=1059New Transportation Supervisor Orientation Meeting 2017 10598/30/2017 1:00:00 PM8/31/2017 6:00:00 PM
"New" (2 years or less) District Test Coordinator Traininghttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=1022"New" (2 years or less) District Test Coordinator Training10228/30/2017 2:00:00 PM8/30/2017 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
Pupil Transportation Area Meetings http://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=1052Pupil Transportation Area Meetings 10529/7/2017 1:00:00 PM9/7/2017 5:30:00 PM