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Adjustment of Licensure Assessment Cut Scores 


As a result of a review of Arkansas educator preparation and licensure requirements, the Arkansas State Board of Education approved a standard error of measurement (SEM) adjustment on cut scores for eligible licensure tests. Effective September 1, 2023, the following table represents Arkansas educator licenses, required licensure tests, and passing scores. Individuals who do not meet the cut scores below may qualify for an Alternate Assessment Plans.

 
 EDUCATOR LICENSES AND REQUIRED TESTS
ADE LICENSE/CODE TEST NAME TEST CODE PASSING SCORE
Administrator, Building (P-12) (276) School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA)6990 151
Administrator, Curriculum/Program (P-12) (various) School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA)6990 151
Administrator, District (P-12) (277) School Superintendent Assessment (SSA)6991 157
Adult Education (518) Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge 5511 148
Age 3-4 endorsement (PK) (517) Education of Young Children5024 149
Age 3-4 Special Education endorsement (519) Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 5023 160
Agriculture Sciences and Technology (7-12) (218) Agriculture 5701 134
Alternative Learning (116) Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge 5511 148
American Sign Language (K-12) (529) American Sign Language Proficiency Interview 0634 170 (3+)
Art (K-12) (259) Art: Content Knowledge 5134 145
Biology/Life Science (7-12) (268)

Biology

 

5236 142
Business Technology (4-12)(250) Business Education: Content Knowledge5101 142
Chemistry (7-12) (133) Chemistry5246 133
Chinese (Mandarin) (K-12) (708) Chinese (Mandarin): World Language5665 152
Coaching endorsement (K-12) (271) Physical Education: Content Knowledge5091 149
Computer Science (4-12) (528) Computer Science5652 135
Drama (7-12) (113) Theatre5641 154
Drama/Speech K-12 (274)Speech Communication: Content Knowledge
Theatre
5221
5641
141
154
Driver Education (7-12) (417) Principles of Learning and Teaching (any) Any PLT See list below
Dyslexia (K-12) (527) Principles of Learning and Teaching (any) Any PLT See list below
Early Childhood (PK) (517) Education of Young Children5024 149
Early Childhood Special Education endorsement (PreK) (519) Special Education: Early Childhood/Early Intervention5692 146
Early Childhood Special Education Integrated (B-K) (252) Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education5023 160
Earth Science (7-12) endorsement K-12 (267) Earth and Space Science5572 141
Educational Examiner (K-12) (241) Principles of Learning and Teaching (any) Any PLT See list below
Elementary (K-6) (253)
Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
Elem. Education: Mathematics Subtest
Elem. Educ: Reading Lang Arts Subtest
Elem. Education: Science Subtest
Elem. Education: Social Studies Subtest
Foundations of Reading
5001
 
5003
 
5005
 
5004
 
190
 
 
 
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136
 
141
 
139
 
137
 
233
 
 
English as a Second Language (K-12) (247) English to Speakers of Other Languages5362 155
English Language Arts (7-12) (166) English Language Arts: Content Knowledge5038 155
Family Consumer Science (7-12) (215) Family and Consumer Sciences5122 140
French (K-12) (248) French: World Language5174 149
Geometry (7-12) endorsement (118) Geometry 5163 129
German (K-12) (702) German: World Language5183 151
Gifted and Talented endorsement (K-12) (289) Gifted Education5358 151
Grade 5/6 English endorsement for secondary teachers (105) English Language Arts: Content Knowledge5038 155
Grade 5/6 Math endorsement for secondary teachers (103) Mathematics5165 143
Grade 5/6 Science endorsement for secondary teachers (104)Biology or
Chemistry or
Physics
5236
5246
5266
142
133
133
Grade 5/6 Social Studies endorsement for secondary teachers (106) Social Studies: Content Knowledge5081 155
Guidance/Counseling (K-12) (initial and endorsement) (288) School Counselor5422 146
Industrial Technology (7-12) (212) Technology Education5051 147
Instructional Facilitator (K-12) (521) Principles of Learning and Teaching Any PLT See list below
Japanese (K-12) (704) Japanese: World Language5661 144
Journalism (7-12) (108) Journalism5224 140
Latin (K-12) (706) Latin: World Language5601 161
Library Media Specialist (K-12) (286) School Librarian5312 141
Marketing Technology (7-12) (222) Marketing Education5561 156
Mathematics (7-12) (200) Mathematics5165 143
Middle Childhood English (4-8) (255) Middle School English Language Arts5047 153
Middle Childhood Mathematics (4-8) (254) Middle School Mathematics5164 141
Middle Childhood Science (4-8) (257) Middle School Science5442 140
Middle Childhood Social Studies (4-8) (256) Middle School Social Studies5089 149
Music Instrumental (262) and Vocal (265) (K-12) Music: Content Knowledge5113 152
Music Instrumental (K-12) (262) Music: Instrumental and General Knowledge5115 138
Music Vocal (K-12) (265) Music: Vocal and General Knowledge5116 140
Online Teaching endorsement (K-12) (115) Online Teaching Endorsement- Pass/Fail
Paraprofessional ParaPro Assessment1755 457
Physical Education and Health (K-12) (500) Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge5857 149
Physics (7-12) (135) Physics5266 133
Physics/Mathematics (7-12) (251)

Physics

Mathematics

5266

5165

133

143

Reading Specialist (K-12) endorsement (287) Reading Specialist5302 160
Russian (K-12) Russian: World Language5671 119
School Psychology Specialist (K-12) (272) School Psychologist5403 155
Social Studies (7-12) (167) Social Studies: Content Knowledge5081 155
Spanish (K-12) (710) Spanish: World Language5195 156
Special Education (K-12) (258)

Special Education: Core Knowledge Applications

Foundations of Reading

Fundamental Subjects:  Content Knowledge

5354

190

5511

138

233

148

Special Education Hearing Specialist (K-12) (285)

Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Special Education: Core Knowledge Applications

5272

5354

160

138

Special Education Resource (K-6, 7-12) (various) Special Education: Core Knowledge Applications5354 138
Special Education Visual Specialist (K-12) (284)

Special Education: Teaching Students With Visual Impairments

Special Education: Core Knowledge Applications

5282

5354

163

138

Speech (7-12) (114) Speech Communication: Content Knowledge5221 141
Speech-Language Pathologist (K-12) (273) Speech-Language Pathology5331 162
Various Licensure Areas Listed Above

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5-9 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 

 

 

5621


5623

5624


5622

 

 

157


160

157


160

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Updated 10/2023

Approved Higher Educator Preparation Programs of Study

Praxis and School Leadership Series Assessments

Educational Testing Service (ETS) develops and produces the Praxis Series Assessments and the School Leadership Series Assessments. These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills for beginning educators and administrators.

Foundations of Reading (190)

This test complies with Act 416 of 2017 that requires a person applying in those two licensure areas to pass a stand-alone assessment of the essential components of beginning reading instruction based on the science of reading. For more information on the Foundations of Reading assessment including the Arkansas cut score, visit the Arkansas Foundations of Reading website or consult your educator preparation provider.

Online Teaching Endorsement

The Online Teaching Assessment is an evidence-based performance assessment designed for candidates seeking to add the online teaching endorsement to an Arkansas educator license. The online teaching endorsement is an exception area endorsement and requires an approved program of study along with this assessment. See Online Teaching Endorsement approved programs.


For more information, please contact:

Michael K. Rowland, Educator Workforce Data Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Educator Effectiveness/Licensure
4 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: 501-682-1146
Fax: 501-682-5118
Email: michael.rowland@ade.arkansas.gov

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