Alabama’s future depends on a vibrant and growing workforce. The ability to grow and retain talent will determine the long-term career prospects for our state and its people. PARCA studies school performance and the process of aligning training programs to industry needs, which develops a cradle to career talent pipeline.

PARCA provides:
Analysis of statewide school performance.
Deep dives into school systems’ performance, including by student sub-groups.
Comparisons of school system expenditures to recognized best practices.
Implement technologies to simplify schools’ budgeting and reporting.


2016 Aspire Results for the Schools and Systems

Click here to print New data show Alabama students improving performance in math, reading, and science on the ACT Aspire, Read the full release.  


2016 ACT Results by System and School

Click here to print Alabama’s 2016 school and system-level results for the ACT, the widely-known test of college readiness, are Read the full release.  


New College-Going Rates by High School

Click here to print What percentage of the graduates from your local high school go on to college? Where do Read the full release.  


Exceeding Expectations: Keys to Alabama’s Student Success

The latest report by PARCA was released last week at the Business Council of Alabama’s 2016 Governmental Affairs Conference. The report, entitled Read the full release.  


PARCA Wins National Award for Education Research

PARCA’s research reports on education funding, Alabama’s education performance, and plans for its improvement received national recognition by the Governmental Research Read the full release.  


2016 Tuscaloosa Education Summit

Tuscaloosa’s annual Education Summit, organized by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, was held on Wednesday, June 8th at the Read the full release.