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Alabama makes modest gains on state standardized tests

BY: - July 12, 2023

The spring scores on Alabama’s main standardized test appear to have generally slight increases, according to preliminary data presented to the Alabama State Board of Education on Tuesday. Scores remained similar to spring 2022 scores on the summative test, which most students take. The ACAP is Alabama’s standardized test, taken multiple times throughout a student’s […]

A teacher waves to her students as they get off the bus at Carter Traditional Elementary School on January 24, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Percentage of Alabama 3rd graders reading at grade level drops slightly

BY: - June 9, 2023

The percentage of Alabama third graders reading on grade level decreased 2% between 2022 and 2023, according to Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program (ACAP) scores released by the Alabama State Department of Education on Thursday.  76% of Alabama third graders read on third-grade level this year, compared with 78% last year.  In 2021, 77% of third […]

Marie Manning, the District 6 representative on the Alabama State Board of Education, holds up her right hand to take the oath of office on Jan. 16, 2023.

Meet Marie Manning, the newest state school board member

BY: - February 9, 2023

Marie Manning often tells a story that she wanted to be a teacher because one of her teachers was the only other person she knew with red hair. “Oh, isn’t that a hoot,” she said when asked about it. Her motivation for being involved in education changed from that initial hair reason, but she didn’t […]