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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Measure of Success
  
  
  
  
  
Schools & Systems
  
Increase the number of school systems designated as an Innovation School System
http://assets.alsde.edu/sites/graphics/ALSDE%20Graphics/IZpillar.jpg2015-2016 Innovation Zone/Flexibility Application Process8Learn 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
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
Learners & Parents
  
Increase the number of students who are college- career- ready
3All students graduate from high school prepared
Education Professionals
  
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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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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​The Alabama State Department of Education is continuing its efforts to solicit feedback on the ESEA Waiver Renewal. Stakeholder feedback is a vital component of the ESEA Renewal Request.

On behalf of all of its school districts in the state, the Alabama State Department of Education has reposted the revised Draft Renewal of the ESEA Flexibility Waiver Request that was originally submitted May 3, 2013. This repost includes modifications based on feedback received during the March 17, 2015 through March 31, 2015 public comment period.

To view the document, click here. To view the document with strike-through changes, click h​ere. To view the attachments that will accompany the draft renewal request, click h​ere. Written comments may be emailed to esearenewal@alsde.edu by Monday, May 11, 2015.

5/11/20154/17/2015 11:23 AMhttp://assets.alsde.edu/sites/graphics/ALSDE%20Graphics/Plan2020GraphicTransparent2.png4/17/2015Input Requested: Revised Draft ESEA Flexibility Waiver Renewal
  
  
  
  
  
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The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is hosting public presentations related to the draft 2015 Alabama Course of Study:  Science. https://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/04-21-2015%20Science%20COS%20Public%20Presentations.pdf4/21/2015
  
The votes are in for the 2014-15 Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Book Awards! https://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/04-23-2015%20Camellia%20Book%20Award.pdf4/23/2015
  
As part of the national Green Ribbon Schools program, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Alabama’s Green Ribbon School awardees.https://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/04-22-2015%20GRS%20National%20Awardees.pdf4/22/2015

 

 

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