accountability plans, state standards
In July 2010, the Arkansas Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC Assessment program. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) then created a strategic plan and a timeline for the implementation of the standards. The new standards were implemented in Arkansas K-2 classrooms this past school year, 2011-12. During this current school year, 2012-13, the standards are being implemented in grades 3-8.
Rose, Caleb P. and Ritter, Gary W., "Common Core State Standards in Arkansas" (2012). Policy Briefs. 49.