Alternate Assessment Plan (AAP)

In order to be granted a standard license in a first-time licensure area (see Appendix A link below) an applicant must demonstrate competency in their subject matter content on an identified assessment as approved by the State Board. An identified assessment may be:

An applicant may receive a renewable provisional license based on yearly progress on DESE approved identified assessment.  This renewable provisional license is limited for up to three (3) years.  Educators must be employed in a public school and or charter school.

  1. District Instructions for the Alternate Assessment Plan (AAP) (PDF)
  2. AAP Score Chart
  3. Appendix A: Levels and Areas of Licensure (PDF)
  4. AAP Form Year 2 and 3 (PDF)
  5. Converting AAP Provisional to Standard (PDF)

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Jacks, Office of Educator Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-0169