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
The Lasting Effect of Alabama First Class Pre-K
Students who attended the First Class Pre-K program in Alabama are more likely to be proficient in reading and math 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.