Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

The purpose of providing accessible educational materials (AEM) is to ensure that all students with print disabilities have the opportunity to perceive the information contained in educational materials. This site is designed to provide information about accessible educational materials, including available resources and services, to Arkansas educators, parents and students. AEM services offered throughout our state are outlined below. 
IDEA: Accessible Educational Materials
Provisions within the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) require State and local education agencies to ensure textbooks and related core instructional materials are provided to students with print disabilities in specialized formats. These materials must be provided in a timely manner, usually about the same time as the traditional materials are received for other students, unless unusual circumstances exist. 

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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