Johnny Key

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Communication Tools

ListServ Announcements

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) CCSS ListServ is a one-way communication tool that aids the Division of Learning Services in communicating with educators across the state.

The following announcements have been disseminated via the CCSS ListServ regarding the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards:

Message 132 - May 16, 2017
ADE Science Professional Development Schedule - Summer 2017

Message 124 - February 28, 2017
Arkansas Disciplinary Literacy Standards

Message 121 - January 20, 2017
Updates on New Academic Standards and Course Approvals

NGSS Parent Guide

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is an excellent source of information on NGSS. To assist parents in understanding the standards, a Parent Q & A Guide offers information teachers can use to inform their community about the standards.

NGSS Fact Sheets                                                

The need for high-quality science education–beginning at the earliest grades–is more essential now than ever before. Students need the kind of preparation that not only supports their learning now, but also gives them the tools and skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly and continuously changing world. These NGSS Fact Sheets are excellent communication tools for teachers and schools to use to explain how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a key component toward advancing high-quality teaching and learning in science.


For more information, please contact:

Michele Snyder, Science Specialist for Curriculum and Instruction
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 202-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-7942

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

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