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TA - Closed Project - Plan 2020 Indicators: Grade 3 Literacy and Mathematics

Background

As requested by ALSDE, this project has been closed.

The SECC is supporting to ALSDE for implementation of Plan 2020, with support for development of processes and resources for increasing proficiency of third graders in math and literacy. 

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Project Updates

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On December 12–13, SECC sponsored a training on data visualization in Austin, Texas, and invited ALSDE Research and Development staff as well as other SECC state education agency staff. Participants learned innovative methods for presenting data, including diverging stacked bars, line labeling, slope graphs, and sparklines with indicator dots, to name a few. Feedback from ALSDE staff was extremely favorable in terms of relevance and utility of the training.

 

Previous Updates:

On December 12–13, SECC sponsored a training on data visualization in Austin, Texas, and invited ALSDE Research and Development staff as well as other SECC state education agency staff. Participants learned innovative methods for presenting data, including diverging stacked bars, line labeling, slope graphs, and sparklines with indicator dots, to name a few. Feedback from ALSDE staff was extremely favorable in terms of relevance and utility of the training.

The SECC director and Alabama state liaison attended the research agenda development meeting on November 22. They contributed ideas for research that aligned with the state’s needs in terms of improving student outcomes and educational processes. Areas in which the state and SECC will collaborate include the SIG program; Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative; English learners; and early literacy. Next steps are to schedule a planning meeting with the research and development team at ALSDE to begin collaboration.

On October 20, ALSDE scheduled a research agenda development meeting for November 22 and invited several of its research partners, including SECC and the REL Southeast. To aid collaboration with its partners, the department invited various organizations to both support the state’s research needs to improve educational processes and student outcomes in Alabama and to submit research projects that have not come to fruition due to lack of available data from the state. SECC accepted the invitation to support the state with its research needs through the context of providing TA and capacity building in this area. SECC will integrate outcomes from the research agenda development meeting with its Year 5 Work Plan in collaboration with ALSDE.