Alabama Unified Report Card: Tuscaloosa County School System
As required by the Alabama Act 2012-402 and the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, the Alabama State Department of Education released the new Alabama Unified Report Card for the state, school systems, and schools. The purpose of the Alabama Unified Report Card is to provide parents, community members, and others indicators of how a school or school system is performing.
The grade received reflects several factors, including academic achievement, academic growth, chronic absenteeism, as well as graduation rates and college and career readiness (for high schools).
Information about each school is presented on the following page and may also be accessed by visiting our school system website at http://www.tcss.net.
Dr. Davie, Superintendent of the Tuscaloosa County School System, stated, “The Alabama Unified Report Card provides one source of information about our schools and school system. Our faculty, staff, and administrators will continue to work diligently every day to meet the needs of our diverse student population and to show improvement for each student and school.
Areas of Focus Within Our School
- Concentrate on content standards so that each is clearly understood by teachers and the learning targets represented within each. It is important that teachers are engaged in collaborative work to analyze student data, content standards, and assure the appropriate level of rigor is in place.
- Use formative data obtained on a periodic basis such that instructional changes may be made as needed. Identify struggling students early and identify appropriate interventions, as well as challenge higher achievers.
- Strengthen efforts with parents to assure that students attend school, on time and all day, every day that is possible. Parents are key partners in this effort!
As we move forward, we look forward to strengthening our partnerships with parents and community as we work together to provide the best education possible for our students.