Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is seeking public comment on its request for a waiver extension of 34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(2), which limits the total number of students assessed in a subject area using an alternate assessment to no more than one percent (1%) of the total number of students assessed in the state.
The proposed waiver extension request will be available for review from Monday, October 22, 2018, to Friday, November 23, 2018,  Paper copies of the waiver extension request may be viewed at the ADE Special Education Unit: 1401 W. Capitol, Suite 450; Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.  Any individual or organization may submit written comments on the proposed waiver pursuant to  34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(4).  Written comments will be accepted from Monday, October 22, 2018, to Friday, November 23, 2018. 
Arkansas Alternate Assessment Waiver Request
Every student attending an Arkansas public school shall participate in the statewide program of educational assessments required in Ark. Code Ann. §§ 6-15-419, 6-15-433, 6-15-2009 and established by the State Board. The assessments administered to Arkansas students are detailed below.







To sign up to receive email updates on Arkansas student assessments., go to:

Effective Date: September 1, 2014
Revised Date: October 11, 2018

For more information, please contact:

Hope Worsham, Director of Student Assessment
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 301-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4558


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