Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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K-4 Science Standards (Valid July 1, 2016)

5-8 Science Standards (Valid July 1, 2017)

2005 Science Curriculum Framework Documents 

  • Physics (PDF) (Valid through June 30, 2019)
  • Physics (DOC) (Valid through June 30, 2019)

9-12 Science Standards (Valid July 1, 2018)

Disciplinary Literacy Resource

Accelerated Science Course Pathway

The Arkansas Accelerated Science Course Pathway allows districts and schools an option to maximize opportunities for high-performing students to meet the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards as well as be prepared to pursue advanced level science courses earlier in middle and high school and at a more rapid pace. This accelerated science course pathway is not intended for all students, but for students who have demonstrated advanced academic proficiency in the prerequisite courses and who intend to pursue a specific college and career pathway beyond high school.
If this pathway is implemented, it is recommended that a unit of Algebra I be earned concurrently with a unit of Accelerated Physical Science - Integrated, which requires a Grades 5-8 course approval for both the Algebra I and the Accelerated Physical Science-Integrated courses from the Arkansas Department of Education. Teachers who teach a high school course in middle school must hold the appropriate 7-12 license as approved by ADE in order for students to earn a high school credit. 
These are supporting documents to be used in companionship with the published Arkansas K-12 Science Standards above and are intended as resources for schools to use to implement an accelerated science curriculum.

For more information, please contact:

Michele Snyder, Science Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 204-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-7942
Pamela Vaughan, STEM Integration Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 204-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-0668

State Standards

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Licensure & Certification

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