Employers understand that the progress of workers cannot be measured without clearly defined goals, strictly understood expectations, and rigorous review. The same is true in measuring students’ learning and progress in public education.
For this reason, BEA supports the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards adopted by the State School Board.
The standards will help ensure that Alabama’s public schoolchildren receive the proper focus in areas like mathematics, reading, writing, language, comprehension, and cognitive skills. They will also keep Alabama competitive with our sister southeastern states and the rest of the nation in preparing our children to one day enter the 21st Century workforce.
BEA joined with other like-minded groups to promote the adoption of the standards, and we continue working to make sure these benchmarks are fully embraced, adopted and implemented in each of Alabama’s school systems.