Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Stay Informed Archive

This archive is designed to help all stakeholders, including students, parents, educators and community members, stay informed about the Arkansas Accountability System under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The passage of ESSA provided an accelerated path for the goal of providing student-focused learning to be realized, and ADE team members are excited about the results we expect to see in the coming years. Please review the various stages of the Arkansas State Plan and information about it:

ADE Facebook Live Series: Understanding ESSA

This series was recorded in May 2017 to provide information about educator effectiveness, assessment, accountability, school support and English Language Learners under ESSA.

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Educator EffectivenessAssessment | AccountabilitySchool Support | English Language Learners

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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