Every Child a Graduate. Every Graduate Prepared.
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PLAN 2020 is the strategic plan for education in Alabama with a goal to prepare all students to be successful in college and/or career upon graduation from high school.

PLAN 2020 will:

  • Improve student growth and achievement.
  • Close the achievement gap.
  • Increase the graduation rate.
  • Increase the number of students graduating high school that are college- and career- ready and prepared to be successful in our global society.
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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.pngThe Every Student Succeeds Act 1Learn more!All students succeed
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
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
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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/pillar544.pngAlabama Safe at Schools (Diabetic Curriculum)4Learn More! All students will attend school daily and be engaged in rigorous and relevant learning environments
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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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Community engagement tours to give and hear information about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), were held mid August through late September 2016. To see pictures from the events, please visit the ALSDE ESSA Flickr album​

​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.

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. 
 

9/30/20169/20/2016 3:42 PMhttp://assets.alsde.edu/sites/graphics/ALSDE%20Graphics/SUPT-CORNER-essa.png7/26/2016Thank you for attending the ESSA Community Engagement Tour stops!
  
  
  
  
  
For information on ESSA and Alabama's strategic plan for educationhttp://www.alsde.edu/dept/essa/Pages/home.aspx7/26/2016
  
Members Announced http://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/9-30-2016%20SAC%20Announcement.pdf9/30/2016
  
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.http://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/9-28-16%20Five%20Alabama%20Schools%20Recognized%20as%20National%20Blue%20Ribbon%20Schools%20Press%20Release.pdf9/28/2016
  
Michael Sentance is eager to begin his role as Alabama’s new State Superintendent of Education.http://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/9-08-16%20Sentance%20Eager%20to%20Raise%20Level%20of%20Achievement%20for%20Alabama%20Students%20Press%20Release.pdf9/8/2016

 

 

Central District Fall Eliminationshttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=874Central District Fall Eliminations87410/4/2016 2:00:00 PM10/4/2016 9:00:00 PM
Curriculum and Instruction Meetinghttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=802Curriculum and Instruction Meeting80210/4/2016 2:00:00 PM10/4/2016 5:00:00 PM
Curriculum and Instruction Meetinghttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=803Curriculum and Instruction Meeting80310/5/2016 2:00:00 PM10/5/2016 5:00:00 PM
SkillsUSA Local Officer Training Conference (LOTC)http://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=870SkillsUSA Local Officer Training Conference (LOTC)87010/6/2016 5:00:00 AM10/8/2016 5:00:00 AM
SkillsUSA local Officers Training Conference Camp McDowellhttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=882SkillsUSA local Officers Training Conference Camp McDowell88210/6/2016 5:00:00 AM10/8/2016 5:00:00 AM
Curriculum and Instruction Meetinghttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=804Curriculum and Instruction Meeting80410/6/2016 2:00:00 PM10/6/2016 5:00:00 PM
SkillsUSA Chapter Management Institute (for Advisors) http://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=883SkillsUSA Chapter Management Institute (for Advisors) 88310/9/2016 5:00:00 AM10/11/2016 5:00:00 AM
Columbus Day/Fraternal Day/American Indian Heritage Dayhttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=647Columbus Day/Fraternal Day/American Indian Heritage Day64710/10/2016 1:00:00 PM10/10/2016 10:00:00 PM
Key Leaders Networkhttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=926Key Leaders Network92610/11/2016 2:00:00 PM10/11/2016 8:00:00 PM
Adult Care New Sponsor Workshophttp://www.alsde.edu/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=964Adult Care New Sponsor Workshop96410/12/2016 1:30:00 PM10/12/2016 9:00:00 PM