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.
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.
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.
First Class Pre-K lowers discipline rates for students middle and high school years
Prisons, education, taxes, trust in government. What do Alabamians think?
See the Full Survey A slight majority of Alabamians oppose building new prisons, but an overwhelming majority support expanding rehabilitation Read the full release.
PARCA collaborates on new research showing Alabama’s First Class Pre-K students are performing better on academic assessments than others
Alabama public school students who participated in the state’s publicly funded First Class Pre-K program performed better on academic assessments Read the full release.
2015 WorkKeys Assessments for Alabama Schools and Systems
Click here to print this post In 2015, for the first time, all high school seniors took a new assessment Read the full release.
Measuring Performance in Higher Education
K-12 education has been, in recent years, the subject of a massive amount of data-gathering and analysis. From individual classrooms Read the full release.
PARCA Poll of Public Attitudes on Taxes, Education, Corrections and Medicaid
According to a new poll of public opinion commissioned by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, state residents would Read the full release.
PARCA Winter Quarterly Tackles Budgeting, Corrections, Medicaid, and Education
The PARCA Quarterly Winter 2015 edition provides perspective on Alabama’s budget challenges and reform efforts in education, Medicaid, and the Read the full release.