Specifications include, but are not limited to: K-2 assessments need to be valid, reliable, and developmentally appropriate assessments in reading and math
K-2 assessments need to be aligned to the Arkansas State Standards in English Language Arts and mathematics
K-2 teachers need timely results that will provide rich information to help plan and guide instruction throughout the year
K-2 teachers need quality training on how to properly administer the assessments and use the data to make informed instructional decisions.
The desired assessments are designed to provide teachers with actionable data that can be used to support student learning.