Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is seeking public comment on its request for a waiver extension of 34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(2), which limits the total number of students assessed in a subject area using an alternate assessment to no more than one percent (1%) of the total number of students assessed in the state.
The proposed waiver extension request will be available for review from Wednesday, September 18, 2019, to Friday, October 18, 2019.  Paper copies of the waiver extension request may be viewed at the ADE Special Education Unit: 1401 W. Capitol, Suite 450; Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.  Any individual or organization may submit written comments on the proposed waiver pursuant to  34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(4).  Written comments will be accepted from Wednesday, September 18, 2019 to Friday, October 18, 2019.
Every student attending an Arkansas public school shall participate in the statewide program of educational assessments required in Act 930 of 2017 and established by the State Board. The assessments administered to Arkansas students are detailed below.








Effective Date: September 1, 2014

Revised Date: September 13, 2019

For more information, please contact:

Rachel Horn
Public School Program Coordinator

Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Student Assessment
Four Capitol Mall, Room 301-B
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 682-4559
Fax: (501) 682-4886

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