Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Impact of COVID-19 on 2020 State and Federal Accountability and Reporting

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In the 2019-2020 school year, events related to COVID-19 caused a substantial disruption to on-site instruction, assessment, accountability, and reporting. Because of these events, some items typically included in accountability and reporting are not available. Arkansas has been approved for multiple assessment, accountability, and reporting waivers because of the COVID-19 disruption. The attached document is intended to highlight which waivers have been received and the impact of each on accountability and reporting.  The attached document is also available on the ESSA Informational Documents web page, which can be accessed at the following link:

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