A District Communication Toolkit to help families understand the importance of spring summative testing has been developed by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). These informational resources/templates are intended to help district officials communicate information about spring testing.
Key messages pertaining to Spring Testing:
- State summative assessments will be administered on-site for all students in the spring of 2021.
- It is essential to conduct spring testing to determine our students’ learning needs relative to acceleration, intervention, enrichment, and remediation.
- Districts are designing safe testing options and have expanded flexibility in testing windows, group size, location, and schedules.
Overview for Districts: Should Arkansas Test in Spring 2021?
Link to the complete Toolkit:
For additional information and communication resources, please reach out to District Testing Coordinators and Family Engagement Coordinators.