Biology

The Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability Program (ACTAAP) includes a mid-year and Spring Biology End-of-Course Examination. The examination consists of multiple-choice and open-response questions that directly assess student knowledge.

The Arkansas Biology Science Curriculum Framework is the basis for development of the Biology End-of-Course Examination. The Arkansas Department of Education has contracted with Questar Assessment, Inc. (Questar) for the development, production, distribution, and collection of the Biology End-of-Course Examination materials.

The Arkansas Department of Education currently gives the ACT Aspire Science assessment in grades 9 and 10.  The science portion is an integrated science test, rather than being specific to biology.

Resource Materials:

Manuals

Forms

Information for Parents and Guardians

Spring 2014

Information for Educators, Parents and Guardians

Forms and Manuals

Guides and Tables

Mid-Year 2013-2014

Information for Educators, Parents and Guardians

Forms and Manuals

For more information, please contact:

Rachel Horn, Public School Program Coordinator
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) 682-4559
Fax: (501) 682-4886