"All Arkansas students deserve an education that prepares them for college and careers. Access to a college and career ready education shouldn't be determined by a student's ZIP code. That's where Common Core comes in."

— Arkansas Education Commissioner
Dr. Tom W. Kimbrell

Common Core Arkansas

Welcome to the Arkansas Department of Education Common Core Home Page. The strategic plan, videos, documents, and resources will be updated as needed. Please note the posting/revision date for the most current information.

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Now Available

Common Core Promotional Video

This Common Core Promotional Video demonstrates how the CCSS strive to help our students become college and career ready.
June 23, 2014

Leadership Series 5 – Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC), REVISED For March 6, 2014

ADE will provide information about the application process for LDC and MDC professional development and technical assistance.
March 6, 2014 9:00 AM

Assessment 9 – Universal Design and Sample Items

The PARCC assessment was developed using Universal Design principles. This LIVE presentation will give a high-level overview of Universal Design and how it informs the PARCC assessment. PARCC has released sample interactive items and student tutorials.
January 31, 2014

Assessment 8 – Student Data Upload Training utilizing COGNOS for the 2014 Spring PARCC Field Test

This webinar training presented by the Arkansas Department of Education, Department of Information Systems, and the Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) LAN provides information on generating the necessary student level COGNOS reports on the randomly selected classrooms that will be participating in the PARCC Field Test this spring.
January 10, 2014

Assessment 7 – National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) Pilot Overview

The Arkansas Department of Education Office of Student Assessment presenteds an overview of the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) pilot for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
December 22, 2013