The Arkansas English Language Arts Standards represent the work of the educators from across the state. These documents include expectations for what all students should know and be able to do. The standards also include teacher notes, which will help all teachers across the state implement the new standards with fidelity. Full implementation of these standards began in the 2017-2018 school year.
A committee of Arkansas educators developed courses aligned to the Arkansas English Language Arts Standards. As of July 1, 2017, these documents replace and supersede all previous English Language Arts courses.
The 0.5 credit English 11/12 courses are intended to serve as English credits that address the literacy needs of students interested in specific career pathways for Literature, Communications, and/or Technical Professions. Each pathway has a revised set of English Language Arts 11/12 standards that are tailored to the course. These courses are not designed to embed or supplant a required credit from another content area as each English 11/12 courses is only one-half credit. Districts that elect to offer these courses may enroll students in grades 11 and 12. These courses may also be offered as electives and would count as career focused credits. Please consider a teacher’s knowledge and expertise in implementing these courses.
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