Every student attending an Arkansas public school shall participate in the statewide program of educational assessments required in Act 930 of 2017 and established by the State Board of Education.

The assessments administered follow the approved assessment calendar:

  • ATLAS content assessments - end-of-year state summative assessments for grades 3-10 ELA, 3-8 Math, 3-8 Science, EOC Algebra I, EOC Geometry, and EOC Biology
  • ACT Workkeys - nationally-recognized work readiness certificate
  • Alt ELPA - alternate assessment of English language proficiency
  • Civics - Arkansas Civics Exam required for diploma
  • DLM - Dynamic Learning Maps
  • ELPA21 - English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century
  • K-2 - Each public school may choose among four K-2 assessments:
    • Curriculum Associates: i-Ready
    • Istation: ISIP
    • NWEA: MAP Growth
    • Renaissance: Star
  • NAEP - Congressionally-mandated assessment for students in grades 4, 8, and 12
  • The ACT - for 11th grade students during the spring of their junior year



Requests for individual test results in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, alternate language) should be directed to the local school/district.  Districts that are unable to accommodate requests locally should contact the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Student Assessment Unit at 501-682-4558.

To protect student information, all reports in alternative formats will be provided to the local school/district for dissemination to parents/guardians.


Los resultados de exámenes individuales se pueden solicitar en formatos alternativos (tales como Braille, letra grande o idiomas alternativos), dirigiéndose a la escuela o distrito escolar local. Los distritos que no puedan atender las solicitudes a nivel local deben comunicarse con la Unidad de Evaluación de Estudiantes (Student Assessment Unit, en inglés) de la División de Educación Primaria y Secundaria de Arkansas (Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, en inglés) al 501-682-4558. 

Para asegurar la protección de los datos de los estudiantes, todos los informes en formatos alternativos se proporcionarán solamente a la escuela o distrito local, para que éstos los distribuyan a los padres o tutores.

Effective Date: September 1, 2014

Revised Date: January 17, 2023

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Johnson, Director of Assessment
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Student Assessment
Four Capitol Mall, Room 301-B
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 404-6234
Fax: (501) 682-4886

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