In late 2017, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) surveyed Alabama voters to determine their thoughts about the 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.
K-12 Education Ranks as the #1 Priority Among Alabama Voters
Thank God For Mississippi: They’re Leading the Way on Educational Progress
At least in terms of education, it’s time to retire the old Alabama catchphrase, “Thank God for Mississippi.” It’s an Read the full release.
Student Achievement Matters: The Future of Student Assessment in Alabama
In June 2017, the Alabama State Board of Education voted to cancel its contract with ACT for the administration of Read the full release.
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
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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.
2015 WorkKeys Assessments for Alabama Schools and Systems
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