Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Informational Documents

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to provide these informational documents pertaining to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Please share them.


Arkansas ESSA Plan  

  ESSA Index 

Business Rules & Statistics

 11. What is ESSA? (PDF)  20. 2017 Business Rules for Calculating the ESSA School Index Scores FINAL posted 3/13/18  (DOCX) (PDF)))
 2. Every Student Succeeds Act - A Guide to the Arkansas Plan (PDF)  12. Grade Spans and Configurations  (PDF)             

  21. 2018 Business Rules for Calculating the ESSA School Index Scores posted 6/25/18, updated 8/17/18  ( DOCX) (PDF)

 3. The Arkansas State Plan (PDF)  13. What is the ESSA School Index (PDF)            

 22. 2017 ESSA School Index Statistics (PPTX) (PDF)

 4. No Child Left Behind vs. Every Student  14. Weighted Achievement (PDF)

 23. 2016 ESSA School Index Statistics (PPTX) (PDF)

 15. Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (PDF)  

 6. Timeline: Arkansas, ESSA and Our Pathway to the Future (PDF)

 7. Theory of Action (PDF)   17. School Quality and Student Success Indicators (PDF)  
 8. Cycle of Inquiry (PDF)

 18. School Quality and Student Success (SQSS) Components by Grade Span posted 6/26/18 (DOCX) (PDF)


 9 . Arkansas Academic Standards (PDF)


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