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Rains, Thomas; West, Jill; Mitchell, Andrew – A+ Education Partnership, 2015
A+ Education Partnership is a statewide, non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to shape policy, improve teaching and learning, and engage communities in ongoing conversations about the best ways to create great schools for every child and build a bright future for Alabama. "Alabama Public Education at a Glance" provides in…
Descriptors: Public Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates
Rains, Thomas – A+ Education Partnership, 2014
Standardized testing serves several purposes. Tests provide feedback on a student's performance. They can help teachers understand student achievement relative to class objectives. Tests can also help administrators identify excellent teachers and those who need more professional support. And, likewise, they can help administrators and…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Testing, Academic Achievement, College Readiness
A+ Education Partnership, 2014
Education policymakers and educators in Alabama are committed to improving the state's public education system to ensure that students gain the knowledge and skills they need to graduate from high school ready for real life. The state is on the path to implementing higher academic standards--the College and Career Ready Standards--which lay a…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Rains, Thomas; West, Jill; Mitchell, Andrew – A+ Education Partnership, 2014
A+ Education Partnership is a statewide, non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to shape policy, improve teaching and learning, and engage communities in ongoing conversations about the best ways to create great schools for every child and build a bright future for Alabama. "Alabama Public Education at a Glance" provides in…
Descriptors: Public Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates
A+ Education Partnership, 2014
Effective public education is necessary for a democratic, prosperous, and civil society. Alabama's employers need a highly qualified workforce to sustain the state's economic growth. At the same time, we live in a global society where digital technologies are rapidly redefining jobs, communities, and opportunities for students. While Alabama is…
Descriptors: Public Education, Partnerships in Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness