U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Table of contents
•Title page
•Introduction
•Acknowledgments
•National Summary
State Profiles
•Sources
•Appendix A
•Appendix B
•Appendix C
•Full report in PDF format (1,601K)

State Education Indicators with a Focus on Title I

Alabama
http://www.alsde.edu/


School and Teacher Demographics

Per Pupil Expenditures
(CCD, 1998-1999)
$5,188

Number of districts
(CCD, 1999-2000)
128

Number of public schools
(CCD, 1999-2000)
Elementary Middle High Combined Total
700 235 269 157 1,367

Number of charter schools
(CCD, 1999-2000)
0

Number of FTE teachers
(CCD, 1999-2000)
Elementary Middle High Combined Total
21,904 7,695 11,505 5,641 46,929

Public school enrollment
  1993-94 1999-2000
K-8
(CCD)
527,373 528,003
9-12
(CCD)
198,651 201,985
Total
(CCD)
734,288 729,988
Pre-K
(by state definition)
8,264 n/a

Sources of funding
District average
(CCD, 1998-99)

State 62%, Local 29%, Federal 9%, Intermediate, *

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Student Demographics

Race/ethnicity
(CCD, K-12)
  1993-94 1999-2000
American Indian/Alaskan Natives 5,906 5,141
  1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4,320 5,195
  1% 1%
Black 259,700 265,300
  36% 36%
Hispanic 2,781 7,994
  * 1%
White 453,268 445,852
  62% 61%
Other n/a n/a
 

Students with disabilities
(OSEP)
1993-94 1999-2000
85,369 87,165
12% 12%

Students with Limited English Proficiency
(ED/NCBE, K-12)
1993-94 1999-2000
3,214 7,260
* 1%

Migratory students
(OME, K-12)
1993-94 1999-2000
6,822 n/a
1%

All schools by percent of students eligible to participate in the Free Lunch Program*
(CCD, 1999-2000)

For 0 to 34%, 381 schools; 35% to 39%, 320 schools; 50% to 74%, 390 schools; 75% to 100%, 257 schools

*19 schools did not report.

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Statewide Accountability Information
(Collected from States, January 2002 for 2001-2002 school year)

Statewide Goal for Schools on State Assessment
> 50 percent of students at or above 40th percentile on NRT (Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies)

Expected School Improvement on Assessment
Two percent gain per year for schools not attaining proficient level Academic Clear. Academic Alert schools are required to improve 5 percent/year.

Indicators for School Accountability
Test scores

Title I Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for Schools
Same as statewide goal

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Title I

Title I
(ED Consolidated Report, 1999-2000)
  School Wide Programs Targeted Assistance Totals
Number of Schools 571 244 815
  70% 30% 100%
Schools Meeting AYP Goal 516 239 755
  90% 98% 92%
School in Need of Improvement 55 5 60
  10% 2% 7%

Title I allocation
(Includes Basic, Concentration, and LEA grants, Capital Expenditures, Even Start, Migrant Education, and Neglected & Delinquent, ED, 1999-00)
$136,377,511

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NAEP State Results
  Grade 4 Grade 8
Reading, 1998:  
Proficient level and above 24% 21%
Basic level and above 56% 66%
Math, 2000:  
Proficient level and above 14% 16%
Basic level and above 57% 52%

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Assessment Information
Assessment Reported Stanford Achievement Test 9th Edition, used since 1996
State Definition of "Proficient" Meets academic content standards

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Student Achievement 1999-2000

Percentage of students meeting state proficiency levels

Grade 4

Reading/Language Arts
          Proficient Above Proficiency
  Below Basic Basic | Proficient Advanced
All Students 18% 18% | 36% 28%
Title I Schools 21 20 | 36 23
High Poverty Schools 32 25 | 33 11
        |    
Students with Limited English Proficiency 19 19 | 47 15
Migratory students 47 26 | 22 4
Students with Disabilities 53 19 | 21 8

Mathematics
          Proficient Above Proficiency
  Below Basic Basic | Proficient Advanced
All Students 15% 15% | 38% 32%
Title I Schools 17 17 | 39 27
High Poverty Schools 24 21 | 38 17
        |    
Students with Limited English Proficiency 8 19 | 45 29
Migratory students 30 24 | 32 14
Students with Disabilities 48 18 | 24 9

Grade 6

Reading/Language Arts
          Proficient Above Proficiency
  Below Basic Basic | Proficient Advanced
All Students 17% 18% | 39% 26%
Title I Schools 20 21 | 39 20
High Poverty Schools 29 27 | 35 8
        |    
Students with Limited English Proficiency 23 22 | 44 11
Migratory Students 54 24 | 17 6
Students with Disabilities 54 22 | 19 5

 

Mathematics
          Proficient Above Proficiency
  Below Basic Basic | Proficient Advanced
All Students 14% 13% | 37% 35%
Title I Schools 16 15 | 39 29
High Poverty Schools 23 19 | 41 16
        |    
Students with Limited English Proficiency 10 15 | 36 39
Migratory Students 30 23 | 36 11
Students with Disabilities 51 17 | 23 9

 

Grade 9

Reading/Language Arts
          Proficient Above Proficiency
  Below Basic Basic | Proficient Advanced
All Students 25% 22% | 37% 16%
Title I Schools 34 24 | 32 9
High Poverty Schools 48 27 | 21 3
        |    
Students with Limited English Proficiency 62 18 | 21 0
Migratory Students 77 17 | 6 0
Students with Disabilities 68 15 | 13 3

 

Mathematics
          Proficient Above Proficiency
  Below Basic Basic | Proficient Advanced
All Students 15% 19% | 39% 27%
Title I Schools 19 24 | 39 18
High Poverty Schools 26 29 | 36 9
        |    
Students with Limited English Proficiency 31 26 | 28 15
Migratory Students 35 35 | 25 5
Students with Disabilities 46 28 | 20 6

High School Indicators
  1993-94 1998-99
High school dropout rate
(CCD, event)
6% 4%
  1994-95 1998-99
Postsecondary enrollment
(IPEDS, High school grads enrolled in college)
24,757 24,489
72% 64%

Sources


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