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:
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.