Vision For Excellence In Education





The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education is transforming Arkansas to lead the nation in student-focused education.


The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education provides leadership, support, and service to schools, districts, and communities so every student graduates prepared for college, career, and community engagement.




a. Striving to be a model of excellence that is dedicated to professional and ethical standards, the whole child, and effective results.

b. Driving action toward excellence through informed risk-taking.

c. Protecting the public trust by ensuring quality and accountability


a. Collaborating with others through mutual respect, trust, and professionalism.

b. Communicating in an open, honest, and transparent manner.

c. Fostering new ideas and promoting effective practices.


a. Providing quality service in a respectful, effective, and professional manner.

b. Administering agency programs and services with integrity, honesty, and transparency.

c. Leveraging state resources in a wise, efficient, and productive manner.

Arkansas Accountability System and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The vision will guide the work of the Arkansas Accountability System. For more information, please go to Every Student Succeeds webpage.