Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Standards for Accreditation (SFA) Final Corrections Deadline

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

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The deadline for Standards for Accreditation (SFA) exception corrections is May 1, 2024. The SFA Tool is accessible at It is imperative that you review and correct any outstanding exceptions within the SFA tool and, if required, submit a corrective action plan promptly to your designated Standards Specialist.

Please be advised that the SFA tool will officially close on May 1, 2024. No further exceptions will be processed, and any ticket submissions beyond this date will not be considered.

Failure to correct any violations of the Standards for Accreditation or failure to provide the requisite documentation outlining your plan and timeline for rectifying deficiencies by May 16, 2024, may result in your district being placed in either Accredited – Cited or Accredited – Probation status.

Should any public school or district disagree with a compliance decision, a written appeal must be submitted with the Office of Standards and Systems Support no later than May 16, 2024.

For final documentation submissions or any inquiries related to accreditation matters, please see Rules for the Standards for AccreditationSFA Dashboard Help Desk or contact


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