Educational Testing Service (ETS) develops and produces the School Leadership Series Assessments. The School Leadership Series provides fair and valid assessments for states to use as part of the licensure process for principals, superintendents and school leaders. SLS comprises the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA).
The licensure test for district level administers in Arkansas is:
For building level and curriculum/program administrator licensure, the test is:
Educational Testing Service (ETS) develops and produces the Praxis Series Assessments. These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills for beginning educators.
If you test in Arkansas, your score report will be sent automatically to the Arkansas Department of Education. If you test outside of Arkansas, select the Arkansas Department of Education (state code 7031) as a score recipient when you register or when you request an additional score report.
For information about the Praxis Series Assessments and Arkansas educator licensure requirements, including test codes and Arkansas cut scores, visit Arkansas Testing Requirements. Information on testing fees, dates, and test center locations is available on the ETS website.
The State Board of Education adopted the Foundations of Reading assessment for Elementary Education (k-6) and Special Education (K-12) licensure. This test complies with Act 416 of 2017 that requires a person applying in those two licensure areas to pass a stand-alone assessment of the essential components of beginning reading instruction based on the science of reading. For more information on the Foundations of Reading assessment including Arkansas cut score, visit the Arkansas Reading Assessment website or consult your educator preparation provider.
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