Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Approved Science of Reading Curriculum

Background and Purpose 

The Right to Read Act, amended by the Arkansas Legislature in 2019, requires “curriculum programs that are supported by the science of reading and based on instruction that is explicit, systematic, cumulative, and diagnostic, including without limitation: (1) dyslexia programs that are evidence based and aligned to structured literacy or grounded in the Orton-Gillingham methodology, (2) evidence-based reading intervention programs, and (3) evidence-based reading programs that are grounded in the science of reading.” Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-429(f), the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education shall identify and create a list of approved materials, resources, and curriculum programs for public school districts and open-enrollment public charter schools that are supported by the science of reading and based on instruction that is explicit, systematic, cumulative, and diagnostic, including dyslexia programs, evidence-based reading intervention programs, etc.

Program Types

Arkansas Approved Literacy Curriculum Programs

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Arkansas Literacy Programs Curriculum Approved Programs
 
Arkansas Approved Science of Reading Curriculum Programs Overview (Video)
 

Arkansas K-12 Dyslexia Intervention Approved Programs

List of K-2 Applicants
 
List of 3-6 Applicants
 
List of K-12 Dyslexia and Reading Intervention Applicants

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

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ESSA

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MY SCHOOL INFO

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