The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is supporting the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) with implementing a strategic plan and performance management tools for its Office of Student Learning and providing related professional development (PD) to state school turnaround staff. The SECC is continuing to support the state with scaling up its School Improvement Grant (SIG) program using the Center on School Turnaround's Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework.
The SECC is continuing to support the department in developing a performance management system for monitoring the implementation of the statewide system of support (SSOS) for principals of low-performing schools. As such, SECC will facilitate cross-office collaboration in the refinement of its logic model and SSOS. SECC also will assist in the development and use of metrics for evidence of impact related to how the state supports principals of low-performing schools. In addition, SECC will support the department by providing PD and resources related to evidence-based practices for school improvement.
- Increased state education agency (SEA) and local education agency (LEA) knowledge of evidence-based school improvement strategies and materials
- SEA consensus on elements of an SSOS plan
- Structured system for providing support to low-performing districts/schools
- Processes for monitoring the effective implementation of the SSOS