Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education 2020 School Report Card Released

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The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released the 2020 School Report Card on January 19, 2021.   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.  The Abbreviated School Report Card will include several indicators that will give schools insight into important educational information that can help make decisions that impact student learning.  

The 2020 School Report Card is now available on  Please use the following link to access the video demonstrating how to view the Report Card: 

How to view the 2020 School Report Card: 

The Arkansas School Report Card provides comprehensive data for each school, district, and the State of Arkansas.  In this year’s reports, each module has colored indicators that reflect current data availability. A green indicator means the module is complete; a yellow indicator signifies that some of the data is available; a red indicator means that information is still needed to complete that module; an orange indicator signifies a COVID disruption and that data are unavailable for the 2019-2020 school year.  All available modules will be completed by April 15, 2021. 

The following link will provide more information regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Report Card Modules.   

Report Card Modules Impacted by Covid 19

The school reports are designed to provide a communication framework to encourage dialogue and to inform decisions within each school community. As schools and districts review the data, school level improvement plans and district support plans may be updated.  All stakeholders are encouraged to participate in these discussions.  After you have had the opportunity to explore the School Report Card please use the following link to provide us with your feedback and suggestions for improvement: 

Si quiere contestar esta encuesta en español, utilice el siguiente enlace: 

Additional information about Arkansas’s ESSA plan, as well as informational documents, is available on the DESE website at


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