Reporting

Nested Reporting System

A series of nested reports are produced on an annual basis for each public school in Arkansas. These reports are released as data are available and serve to communicate a school’s progress to the public.  The nested reports range from one-page quick overviews to more detailed reports including trend data. The following reports to the public are available on My School Info. 

  • Public School Ratings - Accountability At-a-Glance (one page overview)
  • ESSA School Index (in-depth report of federal accountability)
  • School Report Card (most recent multi-year data of state and federal accountability)

Public School Ratings - Accountability At-a-Glance

In 2013, the Arkansas Legislature passed A.C.A. § 6-15-2105 which requires the state to implement an A-F grading scale for schools. Detailed information on the school rating system can be found in the ADE Rules Governing the Public School Rating System on Annual School Performance and Reports and the School Recognition Program.

At the request of Arkansas stakeholders, the ADE aligned the state’s accountability system, including the School Rating System, with the approved Arkansas Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan (federal accountability). The ESSA School Index score and stakeholder recommended rating scale are used to determine the letter grades (rating) for schools. A video has been provided below for more information on Arkansas’ School Rating System:

Each school is assigned to a grade span based on the grades the school serves (grade range of school). The total score for each school will determine the school rating. Please view the information in the tables below or download Grade Ranges and Ratings.

Grade Span

Grade Range

PK-5

P-K

P-1

P-2

P-3

P-4

P-5

P-6

P-7

K-K

K-1

K-2

K-3

K-4

K-5

K-6

K-7

1-2

1-3

1-4

1-5

1-6

1-7

2-3

2-4

2-5

2-6

2-7

3-3

3-4

3-5

3-6

3-7

4-4

4-5

4-6

5-5

6-8

P-8

K-8

K-9

K-10

K-11

1-8

2-8

3-8

4-7

4-8

5-6

5-7

5-8

6-6

6-7

6-8

7-8

7-9

8-8

9-12

8-9

9-9

K-12

5-12

6-12

7-12

8-12

9-12

10-12

11-12


Grades PK-5 Grade Span Ratings

 

Rating

Total Score Range

A

79.26 ≤ Score

B

72.17 - 79.25

C

64.98 - 72.16

D

58.09 - 64.97

F

Score < 58.09

Grades 6-8 Grade Span Ratings

Rating

Total Score Range

A

75.59 ≤ Score

B

69.94 - 75.58

C

63.73 - 69.93

D

53.58 - 63.72

F

Score < 53.58

Grades 9-12 Grade Span Ratings

Rating

Total Score Range

A

73.22 ≤ Score

B

67.96 - 73.21

C

61.10 - 67.95

D

52.95 - 61.09

F

Score < 52.95


ESSA School Index (report)

The ESSA School Index is comprised of multiple, robust indicators which include: achievement, growth, graduation rate, English Learner progress in English Language Proficiency, and School Quality/Student Success components for each grade span. These indicators are weighted according to the grade span of the school and are available for the All Students group and for the following subgroups: Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, White, Economically Disadvantaged, English Learners, Students with Disabilities. Detailed information on how the ESSA School Index is calculated can be found in the Business Rules at Division of Elementary and Secondary Education - Offices - Public School Accountability - Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - Informational Documents.

School Report Cards

School report cards are available under the Report Card tab on My School Info. For assistance with viewing the School Report Card, go to How to View the School Report Card or video below: 

What's in the Report Card?

There are 18 modules in the School Report Card. For more information about the School Performance Report Card and the modules contained within, see the Business Rules for the 2022 Statewide Report Card. Please notice that the modules have colored indicators next to them. The red indicator means that a module is awaiting data. The yellow indicator means that a module has some data, but is awaiting more data to be considered complete. The green indicator means that the module has been finalized with the data needed to complete that module. All modules will be finalized by April 15 each year. 

The report cards should spur constructive conversation between educators, parents, students, and the community about continuous school improvement. School districts need parental and community support to help students achieve their full potential. 

Please note that, to protect student privacy, some entries are labeled as restricted values (RV) or N<10. The values for these entries have been suppressed to protect the identification of a student or students in a small group in a school report.

State and National ACT Scores

The college admission tests listed in the report card include the American College Test (ACT). The ACT score ranges from 1 to 36. The average ACT scores are listed for English, Math, Reading and Science, as well as an overall composite score for high school seniors. Students may have more than one opportunity to take the exam. The School Performance Unit provides stakeholders with Five-Year Trends and State and National Comparison data annually.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Tiffani Grayer, Coordinator of School Performance and Monitoring

Arkansas Department of Education

Division of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of Public School Accountability

Four Capitol Mall, Box 26

Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-683-1024

Cell: 501-580-9764

Email: Tiffani.Grayer@ade.arkansas.gov


Louis Ferren, State Systems Administrator

Arkansas Department of Education

Division of Elementary and Secondary Education

Office of Public School Accountability

Four Capitol Mall, Box 26

Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-682-4208

Email: Louis.Ferren@ade.Arkansas.gov