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
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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
Schools & Systems
  
Increase the number of school systems designated as an Innovation School System
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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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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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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.

Learn more here​ and at the Governor's ESSA Taskforce site. ​

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. 
 

9/30/201612/6/2016 3:24 PMhttp://assets.alsde.edu/sites/graphics/ALSDE%20Graphics/SUPT-CORNER-essa.png7/26/2016Learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  
  
  
  
  
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Three Scholarships available to children of Transportation employeeshttp://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/03-16-2017%20Pupil%20Transportation%20Scholarships.pdf3/17/2017
  
Alabama’s proposed application for Part B and Preschool funds for FFY2017 is available for review. http://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/News%20Releases/03-14-2017%20IDEA%20FY17%20Review.pdf3/14/2017

 

 

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