Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Student Success Plan

Act 930 of 2017 defines a Student Success Plan as “a personalized education plan intended to assist students with achieving readiness for college, career, and community engagement.” Student Success Plans are developed by school personnel, in collaboration with parents and the student, and updated annually. The Student Success Plan is a working plan that is dynamic and visited periodically by the student and an advisor or mentor to support the overall success of the student to graduate ready for postsecondary opportunities. 
There are four major components of the Student Success Plan.
  • Guide the student along pathways to graduation
  • Address accelerated learning opportunities
  • Address academic deficits and interventions
  • Include college and career planning components
Student Success Plans must be documented in a format and manner that is accessible to the student. While documentation of activities is required, it is critical to remember that student success planning is centered around trusted adults building relationships with students.
 It’s about the process, not about the paper!

For more information, please contact:

Suzanne K. Jones, Special Advisor for Learning Services
Arkansas Department of Education
Divison of Elementary and Secondary Education
Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall Room 205B
Little Rock, AR  72201
Office 501-683-5266
Fax 501-683-4802
Lisa Tyler, Director of Student Support Services
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: 501-683-5780
Fax: 501-682-6699

State Standards

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