What is the Elementary and Secondary Education Act?
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 was signed into law April 9, 1965, by President Lyndon Baines Johnson to improve education opportunities for children. The bill has been reauthorized many times over the 50-plus years.
Recent Reauthorization Timeline
What does the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mean for Arkansas?
Arkansas submitted an Arkansas Accountability System which was approved by the U.S. Department of Education. To learn more about the work in Arkansas, visit the ESSA page
For more information, please contact:
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 19
Little Rock, AR 72201