Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

District Support

The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education has developed progressive levels of support based on federal and state laws and regulations. These levels of support include:

General

  • Definition - General support provides guidance and tools to assist LEA.
  • District initiated - Contacts for general questions and assistance regarding daily operations.
  • DESE requirement - School improvement plans including literacy plan.

Collaborative

  • Definition - Collaborative support provides minor or temporary technical assistance or personalization of a department initiative or state expectations.
  • District initiated - District request for short term assistance.
  • DESE initiated - 1003 planning grants
  • DESE requirement - School improvement plans including literacy plan.   District support plan-upon request from DESE.

Coordinated 

  • Definition - Coordinated support provides technical assistance and monitoring.  District support plan required.
  • District initiated - District request for long term assistance.
  • DESE initiated - ACT 1082 - district in which 40% or more of students score in need of support on the prior year summative assessment for reading.
  • DESE requirement - School improvement plans including literacy plan.  District support plan including district iteracy plan - shall be approved by DESE.

Directed 

  • Definition - Directed support includes directly guiding development and implementation of school-level plans, resource allocation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • District initiated - District request for for long-term guidance.
  • DESE initiated - ACT 1082- district in which 50% or more of students score in need of support on the prior year summative assessment for reading. 
  • DESE requirement - School improvement plans including literacy plan.  District support plan including district literacy plan -shall work with DESE - plan shall be approved by DESE.

Intensive

  • Definition - Districts are classified for intensive support by the State Board of Education based on Commissioner's recommendation. 
  • District initiated - District request for intensive guidance.
  • DESE initiated - SBE directed support.
  • DESE requirement - School improvement plans including literacy plan.  District support plan including district literacy plan - shall work with DESE - plan shall be approved by SBE

For more information, please contact:

Jayne Green, Coordinator of District Support, ESA, & Title I
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #26
Little Rock, AR 72201 
Phone: 501-682-2395
Fax: 501-682-5136
Email: Jayne.Green@arkansas.gov
 
 
Dr. Ginny Stroud, Public School Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-6620
Fax: 501-682-5136
Email: Ginny.Stroud@arkansas.gov
 
 
Traci Holland, Public School Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #26
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone:  501-682-4390
Fax:  501-682-5136
Email:  traci.holland@arkansas.gov
 
 
Melissa Matus, Public School Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #26
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone:  501-688-4367
Fax:  501-682-5136
Email:  melissa.matus@arkansas.gov
 
 
 
 

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