Arkansas is one of 45 states and three territories implementing the Common Core Standards Initiative, which supports the development of a unified, comprehensive and consistent assessment system. All public schools in the state are on the following timeframe:
- Kindergarten – 2nd grades: last school year
- 3rd – 8th grade: this school year
- 9th – 12th grades: 2013-2014 school year
- Common Assessment: 2014-2015 school year
For the what, why and how of Common Core, watch the video and/or visit commoncorearkansas.org.