Alabama - Student Assessments: English Language Arts

English Language Arts
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In November 2010, Alabama adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) along with selected Alabama standards.

In the 2013-14 school year, Alabama began rolling out new assessments aligned to the CCRS. The new assessments are being used to gauge how well students are mastering the standards and, ultimately, how ready students are for college and further career education and training.


English language arts assessments will demonstrate:

■ Whether students can read and comprehend texts of varying complexities

■ How well students can integrate information across sources to make a persuasive argument

■ The degree to which students can use context to determine the meaning of academic vocabulary

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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