Fewer third graders scored below grade level in reading in 2022 compared to the previous year, according to results released Read the full release.
Progress Made But Over 20% of Alabama 3rd Graders Not Reading on Grade Level
Due to Covid, Fewer High School Grads Rate as College and Career Ready
Despite the pandemic, Alabama public schools maintained a high on-time graduation rate in 2020. However, the number and percentage of Read the full release.
Stop the Slide, Start the Climb: Concepts to Enable Alabama Students to Achieve Their Fullest Potential
In March, the nonprofit Business Education Alliance commissioned PARCA to provide research describing the unprecedented challenges and opportunities in education Read the full release.
COVID-19 and Public Education: Lessons Learned Last Spring
Alabama schools are set to re-open in August, with plans for local systems to offer educational services through traditional on-campus Read the full release.
School Discipline and Race in Alabama
Black students face harsher disciplinary measures than white students for similar offenses, a PARCA review of public school disciplinary records Read the full release.
Alabama ACT Scores for the Class of 2019
Alabama public high school students’ performance on the ACT was down slightly in 2019 for the second straight year, after Read the full release.
2019 Test Results for State Schools Show Little Change in Student Proficiency Levels
Alabama is scheduled to implement its new state education tests this spring. In the meantime, statewide results from the Scantron Read the full release.
Mississippi’s Progress Not a Surprise; It was Part of a Plan
When the 2019 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were released last week, the good news was Read the full release.
First Class Pre-K lowers discipline rates for students middle and high school years
Children who have participated in Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program, a voluntary, public early education program are about half as Read the full release.
Practices of Top Gaining Schools on the ACT
After publishing ACT results for the graduating Class of 2018, PARCA contacted several of the schools and systems in Alabama Read the full release.