The Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability Program (ACTAAP) includes a mid-year and Spring Biology End-of-Course Examination. The examination consists of multiple-choice and open-response questions that directly assess student knowledge.
The Arkansas Biology Science Curriculum Framework is the basis for development of the Biology End-of-Course Examination. The Arkansas Department of Education has contracted with Questar Assessment, Inc. (Questar) for the development, production, distribution, and collection of the Biology End-of-Course Examination materials.
The Arkansas Department of Education currently gives the ACT Aspire Science assessment in grades 9 and 10. The science portion is an integrated science test, rather than being specific to biology.
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