Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Report Card

School Report Cards

Ark. Code Ann. § 6-15-1402 requires that the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) annually prepare and publish a school performance report for each public school in the state and make the report available to schools, parents, and the local community. Additionally, the report card is presented in an understandable and user-friendly format, which is required under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA was signed by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015. The U.S. Department of Education approved the Arkansas ESSA plan in January 2018. The report provides information about each school, district, and the state, including achievement, growth, teacher qualification, school environment, and more.

School report cards are available under the Report Card tab on My School Info. For assistance with viewing the School Report Card, go to How to View the School Report Card or click on the image below:

How to View the School Report Card

Engage Others to Discuss the Report Card

Engage others to discuss the School Report Card with the intention of participating in the school improvement planning process. Click on the images below to download engagement documents or go to Your Invitation to Connect, How You Can Access the Report Card, Ways You Can Use Your Report Card Data, How Can You Provide Input to Improve the Report Card, Engagement Documents Combined and Letter From School to Family and Community Template.

Your Invitation to Connect How You Can Access the Report Card Ways You Can Use Report Card Data
How You Can Provide Input to Improve the Report Card Engagement Fliers Combined Letter From School to Family and Community Template

What's in the Report Card?

This year, the School Report Card includes additional details which are intended to provide you with more in-depth information about your school(s). For example, information is provided on students affected by homelessness, students in foster care, students of military families, and gifted and talented students. There are also new modules in the School Report Card. View information about the School Report Card Modules.

  • School Quality and Student Success - This module provides information on stakeholder requested school characteristics, such as the number and percent of students reading on grade level.
  • English Language Proficiency - This module provides information on the number and percentage of English learners earning a proficient score on the English Language Proficiency Assessment.
  • Cross Tabs - This module provides information on the achievement of students according to the major subgroups and cross-tables of those groups such as gender by race/ethnicity, race/ethnicity by economic disadvantage, gender by English Learner status, etc.
  • Long-term Goals - This module provides information about the progress of schools in relation to the long-term goals set by the state.

Please note that, to protect student privacy, some entries are labeled as restricted values (RV) or N<10. The values for these entries have been suppressed to protect the identification of a student or students in a small group in a school report.

The report cards should spur constructive and positive conversation between educators, parents, students, and the community about continuous school improvement. School districts need parental and community support to help students achieve their full potential. Through the work, commitment, and cooperation of all of us, our schools will provide a student-focused education that achieves success for every student.

School Report Card Survey

Just as we made improvements to the School Report Card this year, we are looking forward to improving again next year. After you have explored the School Report Card, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8ZX3XFM to give us your feedback and suggestions for improvement.

School Ratings

The A-F grading scale is a widely accepted way to identify how well a student is performing in school. In 2013, the Arkansas Legislature passed A.C.A. § 6-15-2101 which requires the state to implement an A-F grading scale for schools. Detailed information on the school rating system can be found in the ADE Rules Governing the Public School Rating System on Annual School Performance and Reports and the School Recognition Program.

At the request of Arkansas stakeholders, the ADE aligned the state’s accountability system, including the School Rating System, with the Arkansas Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan (federal accountability). The ESSA School Index score and stakeholder recommended rating scale are used to determine the letter grades (rating) for schools. The state accountability system requires scores of students attending Alternate Learning Environment (ALE) programs having local education agency (LEA) numbers to be included in their respective area schools. The ESSA School Index score includes ALE student scores in their attending ALE school.

Each school is assigned to a grade span based on the grades the school serves (grade range of school). The total score for each school will determine the school rating. Please view the information in the tables below or download Grade Ranges and Ratings.

Grade Span Grade Ranges
ELEMENTARY P-P    P-K    P-1    P-2    P-3    P-4    P-5    P-6    K-K    K-1    K-2    K-3    K-4    K-5    K-6 1-2    1-3    1-4    1-5    1-6    2-3    2-4    2-5    2-6    3-3    3-5    3-6    4-5    4-6    5-5
MIDDLE LEVEL P-8    K-8    4-7    4-8    5-6    5-7    5-8    6-6    6-7    6-8    7-8    7-9
HIGH SCHOOL 8-9    9-9    K-12    5-12    6-12    7-12    8-12    9-12    10-12    11-12
 

Elementary Grade Span Ratings

Rating Total Score Range
A 79.26 ≤ Score
B 72.17 - 79.25
C 64.98 - 72.16
D 58.09 - 64.97
F Score < 58.09
 

Middle Level Grade Span Ratings

Rating Total Score Range
A 75.59 ≤ Score
B 69.94 - 75.58
C 63.73 - 69.93
D 53.58 - 63.72
F Score < 53.58
 

High School Grade Span Ratings

Rating Total Score Range
A 73.22 ≤ Score
B 67.96 - 73.21
C 61.10 - 67.95
D 52.95 - 61.09
F Score < 52.95

The Arkansas ESSA Plan

More information about the Arkansas ESSA plan can be found on our ESSA webpage.

Archived A-F Information

A-F information for 2014 and 2015 has been archived in the School Performance arvchive.

For immediate assistance, contact the School Performance Unit at 501-682-7339.

For more information, please contact:

Louis Ferren, State Systems Administrator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 25
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: 501 682-4208
Fax: 501 682-7966
Email: Louis.Ferren@Arkansas.gov
 

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