CSSS Member Directory

Alabama Department of Education Alabama Department of Education

CSSS Member Information:

Sandy LedwellSandy Ledwell, Ed.D
AMSTI Coordinator
Alabama State Dept. of Education
3339 Gordon Persons Building
PO Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130


Steve Ricks
AMSTI Director
Alabama Department of Education
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130


Michal Grant Robinson, Ed.D.
Science Curriculum Specialist
Alabama Department of Education
3345 Gordon Persons Building
P. O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101


Organizational Structure:
Local Control

State Education Demographics

  • Number of K-12 Students: 744,637
  • Number of School Administrative Units: 134

Standards Resources:  Curriculum and Instruction

Courses of Study

  • Information: Content standards are specified by grade level for Grades K-5. Standards for Grades 6-8 are taught in the following courses: Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. The high school core consists of Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The following elective core courses may also be offered: Aquascience, Botany, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Genetics, Geology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Marine Science, and Zoology.
  • Last Updated: Current since 2005; presently being revised
State Science Assessment Information

  • Date Established: presently being revised
  • Given at what grades: 5, 7, High School
  • Type of Assessment: End of Course assessments
  • Time of Year: Fall, Spring

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Associate Members

Kay Atchison-Warfield