Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Research and Technology

Tools and Support for Educators

The Division of Research & Technology uses technology to enhance the quality of education for Arkansas' teachers, students, parents, and other educational stakeholders by providing timely and accurate information using high-quality data and tools that are easy to use, powerful, cost-effective and readily accessible. Research & Technology also works diligently to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of educational data. The division provides numerous tools and applications for educators, policymakers, state and federal governmental agencies, researchers and the public.

Units in the Division of Research & Technology

The Division of Research & Technology is divided into two units: APSCN - Student Management System and Technology Initiatives and Resources. Click the links to the right to learn more about the tools, support, or training provided by each unit.

For information about the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Information Systems Unit, Information Technology Services Unit, and Data Warehouse & Reporting Unit, please visit the recently created Office of Information Technology.

For more information, please contact:

Don Benton, Assistant Commissioner of Research and Technology
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Five Main Place, 423 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-3680

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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