The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) requires each State Educational Agency (SEA) to develop a State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) as part of the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report. Arkansas’s multi-year plan outlines strategies to address state capacity for leading change efforts in Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). The Arkansas SSIP is intended to drive innovation in the delivery of services to students, especially students with disabilities in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Arkansas SSIP highlights the need for a system of support that is aligned with other units within the Arkansas Department of Education to improve the literacy results in grades 3-5 for students with disabilities. The SSIP is aligned with the Arkansas State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) to support general and special educator collaboration focused on improving tiered systems of support for academics and behavior through the implementation of high-leverage and other evidence-based inclusive practices. The State-identified Measurable Result (SiMR) for Arkansas is the percent of students with disabilities in grades 3-5, from targeted schools, whose value-added score in reading is moderate or high for the same subject and grade level in the state.
State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
For more information, please contact:
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
1401 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201