On January 8, 2019, the Arkansas Department of Education submitted a letter to Secretary DeVos requesting an amendment to Arkansas’ ESSA plan regarding long-term goals. This is a request to revise reporting only, no request to change accountability. The letter and the redline amendment request are available at Arkansas Letter to Secretary DeVos and Arkansas ESSA Plan with Amendment Request.
Please read the final plan and submission letter: Arkansas State Plan (Final).
Our plan has been recognized as one of only seven in the nation to receive a strong rating in three major categories for its new accountability system. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2moTdoc.
Guide to ESSA Plan and a flyer about the differences between No Child Left Behind and ESSA are now available. Please read and share informational documents related to the Every Students Succeeds Act.
Topics include Vision for Excellence in Education, Arkansas Academic Standards, School Quality and Student Success, State Assessment System, and What is ESSA?
Arkansas’ federal education accountability plan reflects more than a year and a half of ongoing collaboration, input and feedback provided by educators, parents and students around the state. The plan was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education on September 15, 2017. To learn more, visit the Stay Informed Archive page. The ADE Facebook Live Series: Understanding ESSA can be found on the archive page.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and reauthorized the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s education law that provides opportunity for all students. Read the Every Student Succeeds Act at http://bit.ly/1TFr29X
As part of the Vision for Excellence in Education, Arkansas is defining the Arkansas Accountability System. Arkansas is committed to transparent communication with all stakeholders. ESSA Summary. Please see the log of meetings and presentations at http://bit.ly/2aKz0ma
Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.Learn More
Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.Learn More