Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education 2023-2024 Standards for Accreditation Cycle

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Public School Accountability
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Public School Accountability
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Assistant Principal; Assistant Superintendent; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND); Principals; Superintendents

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The SFA Dashboard is set to open on August 15, 2023.  


To simplify the process of providing assurances, the department has merged the obligation of certifying that no policies exist that would hinder participation in constitutionally protected prayer with the regular Statement of Assurance. Please upload the combined Statement of Assurance document into the SFA Dashboard by September 1, 2023. 


In case your district has already submitted the prior version of the Statement of Assurance, please ensure you fill out the subsequent section concerning constitutionally protected prayer and proceed with the upload.


The SFA Tool will automatically send emails (August - April) on the 21st of the month to the superintendent, assistant superintendent(s) and principals to identify the preliminary accreditation reports.  Directions for using SFA and supporting resources can be found at:






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