SETTING OBJECTIVES

Using data, such as test scores and graduation rates, Alamance Achieves partners coordinate their efforts toward achieving four community-wide goals: kindergarten readiness, academic progress, high school graduation and career success.


FOUR KEY GOALS

KINDERGARTEN
READINESS
Every child is well, healthy and ready for school

ACADEMIC
PROGRESS

Every child thrives in school

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
Every student graduates, prepared for post-secondary learning

CAREER
SUCCESS
Every learner is on track to achieve career goals


GOAL 1: KINDERGARTEN READINESS

Every child is well, healthy and ready for school

The community team formed around this goal works to ensure children are ready to enter kindergarten. Children that enter school ready to learn are more likely to thrive throughout all future grade levels.

A Core Indicator for this goal will be the new Kindergarten Screener, a collaboration with the Alamance-Burlington School System. This screener helps determine if children have developed the social, emotional, academic and motor skills to engage in school-based learning experiences.

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GOAL 2: ACADEMIC PROGRESS

Every child succeeds in school

These networks will aim to ensure every child thrives in elementary and middle school – in order to later succeed in high school.

The Core Indicators are End-of-Grade (EOG) test scores for third and eighth graders. Not meeting the standards on these tests indicates that a student will likely need additional help in the next school year and risks falling behind.


GOAL 3: High school graduation

Every student graduates, prepared for post-secondary learning

These networks work to ensure every student graduates from high school and is prepared for post-secondary education. Graduating from high school positions students to find higher paying jobs and have opportunities for career growth.

The Core Indicators are high school graduation rates and college enrollment rates.

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GOAL 4: Career success

Every learner is on track to achieve career goals

Additional networks aim to ensure every student is on track toward their career goals.

The Core Indicators are post-secondary completion and unemployment rates for young adults. Our goal is not only that students graduate, but also that businesses in our local economy are able to employ them.