Individualized goal setting key to Alabama's new education plan

Monday, July 8, 2013

On June 21st, the United States Department of Education (USDOE) approved Alabama's PLAN 2020 as our state-specific plan for assessing our students' readiness for college, work, and adulthood in the 21st century. This action allows the state to shift our focus from narrowly defined measures of proficiency (AYP) required under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to a focus on individual students and groups of students and their ability to succeed in their individual pursuits following high school graduation—a goal shared with our partners in post-secondary, higher education, and business and industry.

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