Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

State Eligibility Documents

The link below contains sections of the document, Special Education Eligibility Criteria and Program Guidelines for Children with Disabilities, Ages 3-21 (ADE 2000). The Arkansas regulations set forth in this document outline the policies and provision of Arkansas Code Annotated 6-41-202, et seq.; Public Law 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997, codified at 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. (hereafter referred to as IDEA); and the regulations governing IDEA implementation at 34 Code of Federal Regulations Part 300. This document is a companion to the document, Special Education and Related Services: Procedural Requirements and Program Standards (ADE 2000), which details the procedures to be followed in determining a child's eligibility for special education and related services.

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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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