Family and Community Engagement
The Arkansas Department of Education recognizes and supports families, the child’s first and most important teachers, as essential partners for student success through engaging in meaningful communication to provide an effective learning experience for each student.
The Arkansas Family and Community Engagement Coalition will foster partnerships among students, families, schools, and community assets across the state to minimize barriers (academic, personal, social, and health) through the creation of birth to grade 16 framework.
A Parent Guide to State and Local Report Cards
States and districts are required to publish report cards that show how the state, district, and schools are doing. The report cards provide parents and the public with important information on state, district, and school performance and progress. This document, titled A Parent Guide to State and Local Report Cards
, has been released by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to provide an overview of the types of information included on report cards.
Series of quick videos to learn about ESSA and the ESSA School Index
1. Vision of Excellence
2. What is ESSA?
3. Grade Spans
4. ESSA School Index
5. Weighted Achievement
6. School Growth Score
7. Graduation Rates
8. School Quality and Student Success
9. Cycle of Inquiry
Connect with Us
Family and Community Engagement email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow us on social media and share your story using the hashtag #EngagementMattersAR.
For more information, please contact:
Kim Wright, Director for Stakeholder Communication/Family and Community Engagement
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot 19
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: (501) 537-9896