Believing that all students should have equal access to excellent educators, the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is committed to its vision of leading the nation in student-focused education by attracting, preparing, developing, and retaining effective educators. As defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), an effective teacher is a teacher who, through training and experience (more than 3 years of teaching), exemplifies the state’s teaching standards as demonstrated by consistently high-performance ratings within a state-approved evaluation and support system that includes multiple measures of student growth.
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