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
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/photos/ALSDE%20Photos/Learners2.jpg1All 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
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
Support Systems
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
Education Professionals
Increase the number of effective teachers and leaders as measured by completed EDUCATEAlabama and LEADAlabama assessments
Teacher and Students7Every child is taught by a well-prepared, resourced, supported, and effective teacher and leader
Schools & Systems
Increase the number of school systems designated as an Innovation School System
Schools and Systems8Ensley Magnet SchoolSchools 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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Check out students at Castlen Elementary School in Mobile County creating code to program their robots to traverse a streetscape. This is an example of our new college and career standards applied to real-world 21st century learning - in fifth grade! We appreciate the creative and modern teaching techniques that educators are offering to students!
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Link to all Education Related Bills http://web.alsde.edu/Home/Legislative/Legislative_Tracking_Regular.aspx1/31/2014
The votes are in for the 2013-14 Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Book Awards! The Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Award program, formerly known as the Emphasis on Reading program, is Alabama’s book award program. http://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/04-10-2014%202013-14%20Camellia%20Award%20Winners.pdf4/10/2014
The Alabama State Board of Education’s continued leadership in academics and student assessments places Alabama as the first state in America to fully adopt the ACT suite of student assessments; starting with ACT Aspire.http://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/04-09-2014%20ACT%20Assessment%20Information%20Session_.pdf4/9/2014
The “Sweet 16” have emerged from a pool of over 150 outstanding educators from across the state who submitted applications for the Alabama Teacher of the Year Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious award programs forhttp://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/4-7-14%20TOY%20Sweet%2016%20Press%20Release.pdf4/7/2014
School is out and there is a program designed to feed nutritious meals during the summer to children in your community. Want to Apply for the Summer Food Service Program?SFSPSummer Food Service Program (SFSP)
The Alabama Educational Technology Conference will be held on June 3-5, 2014.Jeff Utecht and a host of other presenters will offer PD sessions demonstrating educational technologies. Email: tatchison@alsde.edu, dfuller@alsde.eduAETCAETC Website picAlabama Educational Technology Conference (AETC)