Arkansas - Student Assessments: English Language Arts

Area: 
English Language Arts
Policy Type: 
Rule
Year Adopted: 
2015
Summary: 

Arkansas law requires that all public school students shall participate in a statewide program of educational assessments per Ark. Code Ann. §§ 6-15-419, 6-15-433, 6-15-2009. The Arkansas State Board of Education has adopted the ACT Aspire summative assessment for the 2015-16 school year.

The ACT Aspire end-of-year summative assessment will be used to assess all Arkansas public school students in grades 3-10 unless they qualify for an alternate assessment. Each student will participate in English, reading, writing, math and science tests.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
05/03/2016