Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

TESS for Counselors

The following resources provide school counselors with Arkansas Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS) counseling specific guidance documents.
TESS Smart Card for Counselors
TESS for Specialty Areas - Counselors Rubric
TESS Artifacts and Evidence for Counselors

For more information, please contact:

Suzanne Knowles, Public School Program Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, 405-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4354

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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