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What is QualityCore?

ACT's QualityCore is a research-driven solution to raise the quality and intensity of high school core courses. It is a comprehensive program that supports the current curriculum and instructional methods. Components of the QualityCore program include an interactive formative item pool that provides educators with customizable quizzes and interim/benchmark assessments in core high school courses. For 2012-13, Alabama will implement QualityCore in English 9, English 10, Algebra I, and Geometry. In addition to the formative and benchmark/interim assessments, comprehensive assessments that provide data on cumulative learning are provided for each of the core high school courses. Click on the following links for further information and to review QualityCore FAQ's:

QualityCore FAQ's

Alabama College and Career Ready Standards and Support


Mary Lou Ewald

   Take 5 with Mary Lou Ewald   

Mary Lou Ewald is the Director of Outreach for the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University. Recently she was interviewed by the Take 5 Staff regarding her work and the Outreach programs that are sponsored by her department. You can read the full story at:


Auburn's Flying Tigers to conduct experiments on NASA's Weightless Wonder aircraft     

Vomit Comit!

The Flying Tigers, a team of six educators from Auburn University, Auburn City Schools and the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) will arrive at  the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston on July 20, 2011 to participate in the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program. As one of only  six teams nationwide and the  only team from the Southeast to participate in the program, the Flying Tigers will conduct experiments July 25-29 aboard a modified Boeing 727 aircraft known as the Weightless Wonder. Read the complete story at:


AMSTI Welcomes German Educators

AMSTI played host to four German Educators the week of July 10-14, 2011. These individuals wanted to examine how AMSTI functioned, and perhaps to get a hands on view of some of the training that was being conducting during their tour. They will be initiating a similar program back in their homeland. At the Auburn site, they observed the Summer Institute Training that was being conducted at Auburn High School, and took a tour of the warehouses where the kits were being assembled for use later in the school year. After leaving auburn, they visited other sites throughout the state of Alabama.


Last Updated: 07/12/2018