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Proficiency/Participation
Achievement levels are used to describe student performance on the state assessments.
- Level 4 - exceeds grade level standards (exceeds)
- Level 3 - meets grade level standards (ready)
- Level 2 - partially meets grade level standards (close)
- Level 1 - does not meet grade level standards​ (needs support)
 
Levels 3 and 4 are proficient.
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Proficiency/Participation
The Alabama Alternate Assessment (AAA) was developed for special education students in Grades 3-8 and 10 whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams determined that the students would not participate in the regular student testing program.​ The AAA state score is converted to a scaled score with levels 3 and 4 being proficient.
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Educator Profile
​This Professional Educator Certificate is based on at least a bachelor's degree and completion of an approved route to certification. It is the lowest level of professional educator certificate issued.
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College & Career Readiness
​Calculated graduation rate that only includes students who have graduated for the selected school year without receiving credit for special education courses during their high school career.
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College & Career Readiness
Total count of students who have graduated for the selected school year without receiving credit for special education courses during their high school career.​
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College & Career Readiness
Total count of students who were marked as a Completer for the selected school year that did not receive credit for special education courses during their high school career.
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College & Career Readiness
Lists all record types including Completers, Still Enrolled, Dropouts, Withdrawn, etc.as well as Graduates based in the federal graduate criteria. To be classified as a federal graduate the student must have graduated without receiving credit for special education courses during their high school career.​
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College & Career Readiness
Calculated graduation rate that includes all students marked as a graduate for the selected graduation year. This rate includes students who received credit for special education courses.
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College & Career Readiness
Total count of students who have graduated for the selected graduation year. This count includes students who received credit for special education courses. ​
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College & Career Readiness
Total count of students who were marked as a Completer for the selected graduation year. This count includes students who received credit for special education courses.​
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College & Career Readiness
Lists all record types including Completers, Still Enrolled, Dropouts, Withdrawn, etc. as well as Graduates based in the ALSDE graduate criteria. To be classified as an ALSDE graduate, a student may be a graduate who received credit for special education courses during their high school career.
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College & Career Readiness
Lists all record types including Completers, Still Enrolled, Dropouts, Withdrawn, etc.as well as Graduates based in the federal graduate criteria. To be classified as a federal graduate the student must have graduated without receiving credit for special education courses during their high school career.​
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College & Career Readiness
Student is withdrawn but records are not requested or sent to transfer school.   School does not have documentation to support that the student transferred.​
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College & Career Readiness
Student leaves over the summer and never returns to complete an official transfer or drop-out form.
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College & Career Readiness
According to the Common Core of Data (CCD) definition, a dropout is an individual who - was enrolled in school at some time during the previous school year;  was not enrolled at the beginning of the current school year; has not graduated from high school or completed a state- or system-approved education program; and does not meet any of the following exclusionary conditions: transfer to another public school district, private school, or state-or district approved education program; temporary absence due to suspension or school-approved illness; or death.​
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College & Career Readiness
Lists all record types including Completers, Still Enrolled, Dropouts, Withdrawn, etc.as well as Graduates based in the federal graduate criteria. To be classified as a federal graduate the student must have graduated without receiving credit for special education courses during their high school career.​
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College & Career Readiness
A student who completes all requirements for a state approved regular diploma.
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College & Career Readiness
A student who was a first-time 9th grader in a year other than 2012-2013.
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College & Career Readiness
Student is withdrawn, moved out of state or country, to a private school, private tutor, Online School and records are requested or sent to the transfer school.
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College & Career Readiness
Student is withdrawn to another public school in the state of Alabama
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Proficiency/Participation
The Alabama Extended Standards are extensions of the state academic standards for each grade level. They are designed to allow students with significant cognitive disabilities to progress toward state standards while beginning at each student’s present level of performance.​
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Proficiency/Participation
According to Alabama State Department of Education Student Assessment Program Policies and Procedures for Students of Special Populations, Revised November, 2016, the definition of a student with significant cognitive disabilities is a student with an intelligent quotient (IQ) of three standard deviations below the mean, which is generally an IQ of 55 or below.​
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Proficiency/Participation
A student is performing below grade level.​
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Proficiency/Participation
A student is performing at or above grade level.​
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Proficiency/Participation
A student is performing at or above grade level.​
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Proficiency/Participation
E​nglish Language Learner
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Proficiency/Participation
E​nglish Language Proficiency
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Proficiency/Participation
E​nglish as a second language
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Proficiency/Participation
A student is performing at or above grade level.​
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Proficiency/Participation
A secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to English Language Learners in Grades K-12.​
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Proficiency/Participation
A standards-based assessment system that measures student progression from Grades 3 through 8 and 10 in English, reading, writing, mathematics, and science.​ ACT Aspire's 3-digit state score is converted to a scaled score with levels 3 and 4 being proficient.
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Accountability Indicators
Subgroup not an accountability subgroup.​
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Accountability Indicators
Subgroup that did not meet the minimum n count of 20.​​​ ​
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Accountability Indicators
Alabama reports accountability data on required subgroups based on federal law.  Those subgroups are:  All Students, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Economically Disadvantaged, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Students with Disabilities, Students with Limited English Proficiency, Two or more races and White.​
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Accountability Indicators
According to the Alabama PLAN 2020 ESEA Flexibility Renewal Request, the minimum n count that represent the minimum number of students in a subgroups is 20 for 2015-2016.
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Proficiency/Participation
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do. Because NAEP assessments are administered uniformly using the same sets of test booklets across the nation, NAEP results serve as a common measure for all states and selected urban districts. As such, it is often referred to as “the nation’s report card”.    ​​
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Educator Profile
This Professional Educator Certificate is based on at least a master’s degree and completion of an approved route to certification. It is the next to highest level of professional educator certificate issued.
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Educator Profile
This Professional Educator Certificate is based on at least a planned sixth-year program of a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit above the master’s degree and completion of an approved route to certification. It is the highest level of professional educator certificate issued.
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Educator Profile
An alternative certificate is a certificate issued for an individual who holds at least a bachelor’s degree and has not completed a college program that prepared him/her to be a teacher. It may also be issued for an individual who holds at least a bachelor’s degree and is completing requirements for additional certification through an approved route. These certificates are issued only upon the request of the superintendent of the employing school system.
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Educator Profile
This certificate is issued for an individual who holds at least a bachelor’s degree and in cases where a certified teacher is not available for employment.   This certificate is issued only upon the request of the superintendent of the employing school system.
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Educator Profile
These certificates are the Career and Technical Education certificates, the Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps (JROTC) certificate, and the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant certificates.
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Educator Profile
Courses in the following subject areas:
English
Reading/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Foreign Languages
Civics and Government
Economics
Arts
History
Geography
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Educator Profile
A teacher of a core academic subject who has met certification requirements, as defined by the ALSDE, and requirements for identifying highly qualified teachers, as outlined in the Alabama Model for Identifying Highly Qualified Teachers.
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Proficiency/Participation
​Alabama reports assesment data on required subgroups based on Federal law. Those subgroups include the following: race/ethinicty, gender, socioeconomic status, disability, English Language Learners, migrant, and non-migrant. Assessment is also required to report data on homeless status, students with a parent in the military, and students in foster care; however, these three subgroups are not reported for Accountability.
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Proficiency/Participation
According to the Alabama PLAN 2020 ESEA Flexibility Renewal Request, the minimum n count that represents the minimum number of students in a subgroups for assessment is 10 for 2015-2016.
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Accountability Indicators
The single occurence of a 6th-12th grade student beinging involved in an extra- or co-curricular activity.​
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Accountability Indicators
School-sponsored activities, programs, and learning experiences that complement the academic currculum.​
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Accountability Indicators
School-sponsored acitivities, programs, or learning experiences that may not be be explicitly connected to academic learning.
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Student Profile
​Poverty quartiles are determined by ranking schools based on the assigned category of elementary or secondary which is determined by the majority class count and the percent of students eligible for free/reduced priced meals.  Once ranked, the cut points of 75%, 50%, and 25% are identified. Those schools in the 75% or higher category for free/reduced priced meals are labeled as high poverty. Those schools in the 25% or lower category for free/reduced meals are labeled as low poverty.
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Supporting Data
Federal, State, and local funds disaggregated by source of funds (34 C.F.R.  § 200.35 (a)(1)(i) and (b)(1)i)
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