Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Alternate Assessment Plan (AAP)

In order to be granted a standard license in a first-time licensure area (see Appendix A link below) an applicant must demonstrate competency in their subject matter content on an identified assessment as approved by the State Board. An identified assessment may be:

An applicant may receive a renewable provisional license based on yearly progress on DESE approved identified assessment.  This renewable provisional license is limited for up to three (3) years.  Educators must be employed in a public school and or charter school.

  1. District Instructions for the Alternate Assessment Plan (AAP) (PDF)
  2. Alternate Assessment Scores Chart (PDF)
  3. Appendix A: Levels and Areas of Licensure (PDF)


For more information, please contact:

Melissa Jacks, Office of Educator Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4342

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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