School Choice Score: 75%
Alabama’s has a moderate scholarship program is restricted to low income students and there exists a low cap on the number of scholarships that can be offered which prevents the majority of students in Alabama from accessing school choice.
- Source: Edchoice
Charter Schools Score: 62%
Alabama’s law is relatively new having only been passed in 2015. That said as of June 1, 2017 no charter schools have been opened likely due to the bureaucracy imposed by the law’s one and only authorizer, the Alabama State Charter Schools Commission.
Source: CER Charter School Laws Report
- Source: CER Charter School Law Rankings
Online Learning Score: 0%
Alabama is limited in its digital learning offerings, although students are currently required to successfully complete an online learning experience to earn a high school diploma. However, the state’s funding mechanism does not support universal access to online learning options.
Source: Digital Learning Now!
- Source: Digital Learning Now!
Teacher Quality Score: 0%
Teacher evaluation in Alabama does not happen on an annual basis and when it does student performance does not make up a large portion of the evaluation criteria. Additionally, student outcomes do not make up a large percentage of tenure decisions and teachers are ineligible for performance related pay incentives.