Please click on the button below to access informational documents related to the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The Arkansas Department of Education has submitted the Arkansas State Plan to the U.S. Department of Education in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The passage of ESSA provided an accelerated path for the goal of providing student-focused learning to be realized, and ADE team members are excited about the results we expect to see in the coming years. Please review the plan and read the submission letter: Arkansas State Plan.
Arkansas’ Every Student Succeeds Act 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. This recognition comes from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2moTdoc.
The Arkansas Department of Education believes every Arkansan is a stakeholder and has endeavored to collaborate with them in the development of the Vision for Excellence in Education and the Arkansas Accountability System. The third draft of the state's accountability plan, under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is available at http://www.arkansased.gov/public/userfiles/Public_School_Accountability/Arkansas ESSA Plan Draft Three August 1, 2017 rv.pdf
The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to provide a summary of the Consolidated Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (2015) (ESSA). Please go to Every Student Succeeds Act Draft Consolidated State Plan Executive Summary.
The second draft of the state's accountability plan, under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is available at ArkansasESSA.org.
A Spanish version of the draft plan is available: Publicación de Borrador.
Survey in Spanish: Preguntas para su consideración para su reviso del plan del estado de Arkansas.
Feedback on Arkansas' ESSA Plan can be found on the Stay Informed Archive page. Scroll down the page to Additional Stakeholder Feedback.
The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to provide an executive summary of the seoncd draft version of its Consolidated Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Please go to https://www.arkansasessa.org/ and click on the black button in the center of the page.
The first draft of the state's accountablity plan, under the Every Student Succeeds Act, is available at http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/public-school-accountability/every-student-succeeds-act-essa/first-draft-aprill-24-2017.
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 will define the Arkansas Accountability System and submit the proposal to the U.S. Department of Education(USDOE) for approval. Arkansas is committed to transparent communication with all stakeholders. ESSA Summary
ADE is committed to transparency of the process. Please see the log of meetings and presentations at http://bit.ly/2aKz0ma
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