After a year and a half of Covid-clouded schooling, only about half of Alabama students, grades 3-8, scored proficient in Read the full release.
Results of New Statewide Tests Tell Both Familiar and Alarming Story
Remembering Don Dailey, 1955 – 2021
PARCA Senior Research Analyst Dr. Don Dailey died October 9, 2021. A graduate of Birmingham’s Banks High School, Don earned Read the full release.
Experience with Digital Learning Helped Piedmont Exceed Expectations Despite Covid
Print full analysis here. When the pandemic closed schools in March 2020, Piedmont City Schools didn’t have to scramble to Read the full release.
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.
Work Readiness Test Results Affected by Covid and the Now-Optional Nature of the Test
Between 2015 and 2019, an increasing number and percentage of Alabama students earned high marks on the ACT’s WorkKeys, a Read the full release.
Alabama Public Opinion Survey 2021
PARCA’s 2021 public opinion survey finds a growing majority of Alabamians support spending more on education but a lack of Read the full release.
Deaths Exceed Births but Surge in Domestic Migration Powers Alabama Population Growth
Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate a growing number of people moving to Alabama prior to the Covid Read the full release.
ACT Scores Down for the Class of 2020
Average ACT scores for Alabama public high school graduates declined with the graduating class of 2020, with students now scoring Read the full release.
Fewer Alabama Students Assigned to Remedial Education
The number and percentage of Alabama public high school graduates assigned to remedial courses upon entering college continued to decline 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.