Johnny Key

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  • Social Studies
    Overview of Social Studies Content and Courses The following three documents may provide assistance to teachers and curriculum directors when needing...
  • Disciplinary Literacy
    The Arkansas Disciplinary Literacy Standards for grades 6-12 describe knowledge and skills students need for reading and writing in content areas other...
  • Statewide Presentation Materials
    2015 ADE Dyslexia, Computer Science, and Transitional Course Updates Presentation Following are the presentation materials from the Wednesday,...
  • Foreign Language
    The Arkansas Foreign Language frameworks were revised in 2013.  K-8 Foreign Language Experiences is designed for most elementary and middle schools;...
  • Arkansas History
    Social Studies Curriculum Framework Documents Curriculum Frameworks for the 2014-2015 School Year Curriculum Frameworks for the 2015-2016...
  • Social Studies
    Social Studies Sample Review Units Sample review units were created for Grade 8 United States History 1800-1900, United States History Since 1890,...
  • Archived 2015 Curriculum Leader Announcements
    The documents and files archived on this page are copies of informational announcements that were  communicated to Arkansas educators over the Arkansas...
  • English Language Proficiency
    English Language Proficiency Standards (PDF) ELP Standards Overview (PDF) ELPA21 Organization of Standards (PDF) ELPA21 Alternate...
  • Mathematics
        The Arkansas Mathematics Standards represent the work of the educators from across the state. These documents include...
  • Fine Arts
    The Arkansas Fine Arts Curriculum Frameworks reflect the best contemporary philosophy and practices in arts education, provide courses that meet the...
  • Curriculum and Instruction
    Arkansas Academic Standards Click on a button below to view the Arkansas Academic Standards.       Arkansas...
  • English Language Arts
    The Arkansas English Language Arts Standards represent the work of the educators from across the state. These documents include expectations for what...
  • Physical Education and Health
    State law mandates that students in elementary school get forty minutes of physical education instruction each week (with an additional 90 minutes of...
  • Science
    K-4 Science Standards (Valid July 1, 2016) Arkansas K-4 Science Standards Topic Arrangement (PDF) Arkansas K-4 Science Standards...
  • Computer Science
    Act 187 Computer Science Course Information The Computer Science Fact Sheet continues to be updated with 2017-18 school year implementation...
  • Curriculum Leader Announcements
    The documents and files archived on this page are copies of informational announcements that have been communicated to Arkansas educators over the Arkansas...
  • Curriculum Framework Documents
    Revision of each of the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks every six years is required by the state education reform initiatives mandated by the State...
  • Library Media Services
    Library Media K-12 (Valid July 1, 2014) (PDF) Library Media K-12 (Valid July 1, 2014) (DOCX)
  • English Learners
    The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) English Learner (EL) support program is the result of a collaboration among the Division of Learning Services’...
  • Resources
    The resources found on this page are tools to guide you, if you have questions about the Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators.  An  allegation...
  • Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Project
    The Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Project provides an authentic purpose for math and English Language Arts while integrating Social Studies, Science,...
  • Educator Listserv Announcements
    Message 135 - August 10, 2017 Ideas for the Upcoming Solar Eclipse Message 134 - July 12, 2017 Professional Development Opportunity for Visual...
  • English Language Arts / Literacy: Statewide PD
    Implementing a Comprehensive Literacy Framework Implementing a Comprehensive Literacy Framework is a professional development opportunity developed...
  • Enrollment
    Enrolling a child in an Arkansas public school is addressed in Arkansas law and in the Arkansas Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools. According...
  • Preschool
    The Title I preschool program is a preschool program for which a Local Education Agency (LEA) or school uses Title I funds, in whole or in part, to...
  • Data & Research
    About Us The Arkansas IDEA Data and Research Office is a partnership of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Arkansas Department of Education. IDEA...
  • Coordinated School Health
    Arkansas Coordinated School Health    The Arkansas Coordinated School Health Program is founded on the ten components of the Whole...
  • Arkansas Educator Licensure System (AELS)
    General licensure information on teachers and administrators may be accessed by visiting the Arkansas Educator Licensure System (AELS) website.   Districts...
  • Licensure by Reciprocity
    What is licensure by Reciprocity? Reciprocity means the recognition of a teaching license from another state or country based on the Arkansas...
  • Alternative Education Program Descriptions & Approval Letters
    Alternative education (AE) is an important nontraditional opportunity for intervention that some students participate in for ultimate academic, social,...
  • Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement
    Office for the Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement All students identified as gifted and talented in the state have the right to an appropriate...
  • Arkansas Qualified Teacher
    The recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) rescinded the Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) provisions in No Child Left Behind.   The...
  • Commissioner
        Johnny Key Commissioner of Education – March 25, 2015 – current           Vision...
  • Book Talk Program
    Book Talks Sherry Cox, library media specialist at Malvern Elementary School  -  "Pippi Longstocking" by Astrid Lindgren  Sandy...
  • My Child/My Student
    2017-2018 My Child/My Student Campaign       The State Board of Education and the Arkansas Department of Education...
  • RTI Behavior Resources
    Arkansas' Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) from the Center for Community Engagement - Arkansas State University This website...
  • 2008 Archived Benchmark Ancillary Materials
      Guides and Tables: MAT8/ITBS Concordance Table* Non-Released Item Correlation with Curriculum Frameworks - Augmented Benchmark...
  • R.I.S.E. Schools
    In summer 2017, the Arkansas Department of Education offered schools the opportunity to be named R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence)...
  • Additional RTI Resources and Websites
    Intervention Central Intervention Central provides teachers, schools and districts with free resources to help them implement Response to Intervention. The...
  • Digital Learning Providers
    The application and course approval process for digital providers is closed for the 2017-2018 school year.   Current 2017-2018 Digital...
  • Library Media
    Library Resources AASL Knowledge Quest Online - A print journal devoted to offering substantive information to assist building-level...
  • Behavior Support Specialists
    Behavior Support Specialists What We Do Behavior Support Specialists (BSS) are consultants with expertise in the area of behavior. In affiliation...
  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
    The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) was developed in 1990 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Adolescent...
  • Teacher Impact Celebration
    Teachers work tirelessly every day to create a challenging, nurturing environment where students can grow and reach their full potential.    Please...
  • Well-Being of Children
    Use the following links to access various resources related to the well-being of children: ...
  • Communications
        The...
  • Digital Learning
    Act 2325 of 2005 Act 2325 of 2005 established the first state-led program to provide distance learning courses to Arkansas students.  This...
  • PARCC News
        PARCC Sample Test Questions Now Ready for Computer Practice January 22, 2014 - Teachers in 18 states and the District...
  • Safety
      Students learn best in a school climate that is safe, friendly and student-centered. School safety is everyone’s responsibility. School...
  • Student Support
    Suicide Prevention Every day someone in Arkansas dies by suicide.  Every fifth day that person is a youth between 10-24 years of age.  Suicide...
  • Anti-Bullying and Violence Prevention
        The physical, social, and emotional well-being of students can be impacted by unwanted aggressive behavior or bullying.     In...
  • School-Based Health Center (SBHC)
    School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) provide basic physical, mental, dental or other services as needed. The health center provides services beyond the...
  • Implementation Tools and Resources
    The vision for Arkansas K-12 science education  is to engage ALL students’ in experiences over multiple years to foster a progressively deeper...
  • R.I.S.E. Arkansas
    Reading Initiative for Student Excellence R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas encourages a culture of reading by...
  • Flashing Red. Kids Ahead.
    Starting school is always an exciting time for Arkansas' students and their families. While academic achievement is always a top priority,...
  • Teacher and Student Opportunities
    This page is designed to provide Arkansas teachers and students with education-related information and resources. The information provided below includes...
  • Resource Links
    The Arkansas Department of Education Parent Page provides information and resources to ensure your child is healthy, challenged, supported, engaged,...
  • Safe Schools Committee
      Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 6-15-1301, the Safe Schools Committee is charged with developing model policies and procedures that may...
  • Mandated Reporters
    12-18-402.  Mandated reporters.     (a) An individual listed as a mandated reporter under subsection (b) of this section shall...
  • Cyber Safety Resources
    Arkansas Legislation Act 115 (2007) - an Act to define bullying and to include cyberbullying in public school district anti-bullying...
  • Changing Professional Practice
      Beating the Odds: Creating a Student Centered School to Maximize Student Achievement This session will focus on the use of data and family...
  • National Blue Ribbon Schools
      The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on their overall academic...
  • Supporting Your Child
    Parent Training SPARKLE SPARKLE is a daylong training that CAYSI provides for parents. Parents will learn more about the concepts of vision...
  • Teachers
    Teacher Resources ACT Aspire Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, Arkansas schools will administer the ACT Aspire summative assessment to...
  • Reports About Arkansas
      Organizations from across the nation publicize reports about education and education related topics.  Below are some of the recent...
  • 2016 Professional Development Grants
    The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) announces the following grants awarded to Arkansas STEM Centers, Arkansas Educational Service Cooperatives,...
  • CN Related Commissioner's Memos
    CNU-18-016: Regulations and Processes Impacting the Payment of the Child Nutrition Claims for Reimbursement CNU-18-015: National School Lunch...

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