Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Understanding the Growth Indicator in the Arkansas ESSA Plan Webinar

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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Principals; Technology Coordinator; Test Coordinator; General Business Manager; Teachers; Gifted & Talented Coordinator; Curriculum Coordinator; School Counselor; Techstart Coordinator or Contact Name

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All schools are invited to participate in a webinar at 9:30 a.m. Friday, February 2, 2018, to learn more about the growth indicator in the Arkansas ESSA Plan.  Dr. Denise Airola will present information about the value-added growth indicator in the ESSA School Index and how to read school reports.  Questions may be submitted during the webinar or by posting questions to  Questions from the webinar will be developed into a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that will be posted on the Arkansas Department of Education’s ESSA webpage.  Additional webinars will be scheduled in the future to discuss more details about accountability.  

Prior to the webinar on February 2, 2018, participants should review the draft school reports and the draft business rules for calculating the ESSA School Index.


Draft school reports containing information used in the ESSA School Index can be accessed at the ADE Accountability Reports Center (Triand login required) The 2017 DRAFT Business Rules for Calculating the ESSA School Index Scores (PDF) is available on the ADE website at

Pre-registration for the webinar is not required.  Instructions for attending the webinar are listed below.

When: February 2, 2018 9:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Understanding the growth indicator in the Arkansas ESSA Plan

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

   Dial:  +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833
   Webinar ID: 128 861 796

This webinar will be recorded and all presentation materials will be posted on the ADE website at


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