Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education


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 2020 spring testing windows for ACT Aspire, DLM, and  K-2 assessments have been cancelled.  For additional information, please see Commissioner’s Memo LS-20-089.
The assessments administered to Arkansas students are detailed below.








Effective Date: September 1, 2014

Revised Date: June 18, 2020

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

State Standards

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Licensure & Certification

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