GreatSchools Ratings for Alabama
In calculating these ratings, GreatSchools analyzed the 2009-2010 Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) reading and math results, the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) science results, and the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) reading, language, math, science and social studies results and compared them to the test results for all Alabama schools with the same grade levels.

If there are no GreatSchools Ratings for a school, the school's test results were either not reported or incomplete. The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Keep in mind that when comparing schools through GreatSchools Ratings, it's important to factor in other information, including the quality of each school's teachers, the school culture, special programs, etc.

GreatSchools Ratings cannot be compared across states, because of differences in the states' standardized testing programs.

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