Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Arkansas' Eighth-Grade Reading Scores on National Assessment Show Significant Increase

11/07/2013

Arkansas' eighth-grade reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress showed a significant increase in 2013.

Nine Public Schools Named Exemplary

11/06/2013

A total of nine public schools in Arkansas were named Exemplary schools today under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act program.

137 Schools Improve, Receive Achieving Status

11/05/2013

A total of 137 public schools showed sufficient improvement on test scores to meet annual targets and are designated as Achieving schools under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act program.

Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce supports CCSS

10/29/2013

The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce recently adopted a resolution supporting the Common Core State Standards.

Becoming an Arkansas Teacher Event Scheduled for Nov. 2

10/25/2013

Arkansans who are interested in becoming an Arkansas teacher can learn more about the process at the Arkansas Department of Education's Becoming an Arkansas Teacher event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 2 at the Holiday Inn-Airport, 3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock.

PARCC Releases RFP to Build Assessment Professional Development Modules

10/10/2013

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a multistate consortium working together to create next generation assessments, today released a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of its Assessment Professional Development Modules.

2014 Superintendent of the Year Named

10/09/2013

Dr. Kim Wilbanks, Superintendent of Jonesboro School District, was presented with the 2014 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year Award.

PARCC Releases RFP to Build Speaking and Listening Assessments

10/03/2013

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a consortium of states working together to create next generation assessments, today released a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of its Speaking and Listening Assessments.

PARCC Governing Board Meets, Appoints PARCC Chief Executive Officer

09/26/2013

During its quarterly meeting yesterday, the Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) made several key decisions to support the long-term sustainability and success of the consortium.

Number of students taking AP exams, overall scores increase

09/26/2013

The number of students taking Advanced Placement tests, as well as the state's overallscores, increased in 2013.

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