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.
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.
COVID-19 and Public Education: Lessons Learned Last Spring
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.
Alabama Public Opinion Survey 2020
PARCA’s 2020 Public Opinion Survey, completed before the onset of the COVID-19 in the U.S., hints at the challenges state 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.
Analysis of Amendment One: Proposing an Appointed State Board of Education
Before each election, PARCA provides an analysis of proposed statewide amendments to the Alabama Constitution. When voters go to the 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.
How Do States Choose State Boards of Education and State Superintendents?
The Alabama Legislature is currently considering a bill that would potentially overhaul state education governance and policymaking as it relates Read the full release.