Alabama's Action Plan for Literacy: Birth Through Grade 12
The Alabama Literacy Act #2019-523 mandated that the Alabama Committee on Grade-Level Reading, as established by the act, revise the 2011 Alabama Action Plan for Literacy: Birth Through Grade 12 in consultation with the Campaign for Grade Level Reading group. This 2020 revision of the Alabama Action Plan for Literacy: Birth Through Grade 12 (2020 AAPL) contains links to the detailed information and literacy resources compiled through this revision process.
The purpose of the 2020 revision of the Alabama Action Plan for Literacy: Birth Through Grade 12 is to serve as a living document that offers practical action steps and resources for all literacy stakeholders. The resources support high-quality literacy instruction for all learners, Birth through Grade 12. The 2020 AAPL also includes specific expectations for K-3 literacy instruction, assessment, intervention, and professional learning to meet the requirements of the Alabama Literacy Act #2019-523. With the passage of the Alabama Literacy Act (ALA), there is a clear expectation that students must demonstrate sufficient reading skills by the end of third grade in order to be promoted to fourth grade.