Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

TESS for Teachers-Rubric Component Information

The Arkansas TESS Rubric is based on Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching and provides a shared vocabulary and understanding of high-impact instructional practices which allows for learning and growth possibilities for every Arkansas student.  The documents below provide information on the rubric components as well as the Arkansas rules governing TESS.  These supports should serve as valuable resources to teachers seeking to learn more about the process, expectations, and becoming an awe-inspiring educator.

For more information, please contact:

Kim Wright, Educator Support and Development Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 401B
Little Rock, AR 72201
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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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