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
6. Vision for Excellence in Education (PDF)  
      11. What is ESSA? (PDF)   19. ESSA Presentation to Co-ops (PPTX(PDF))
      12. Grade Spans and Configurations  (PDF)
  20. 2017 Business Rules for Calculating the ESSA School Index Scores FINAL posted 3/13/18  (DOCX) (PDF)
       13. What is the ESSA School Index (PDF)   21. Final Business Rules for Calculating the 2018 ESSA School Index Scores posted 6/25/18  (PDF)
       14. Weighted Achievement (PDF)  
       15. Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (PDF)  
       16. School Growth Explanation (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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