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TESS Resource Documents


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The TESS supporting documents will assist teachers and administrators with the implementation of TESS through additional information and resources. Information provided on this page will supplement the forms, presentations, and training resources that have been provided through other sources.

Arkansas P.E. & Health teachers; English as a Second Language teachers; and Special Education teachers will use the Arkansas Educator Rubric in BloomBoard that is also used by classroom teachers. The following will provide additional understanding for using the TESS rubric in these teaching areas.


For more information, please contact:

Becky Gibson, Educator Support & Development Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Room 401-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-3160
Fax: 501-682-5118

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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ESEA Flexibility

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Latest News & Events

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