Many Arkansas Schools Graded A

Many Arkansas Schools Graded A

October 10, 2019

As Cynthia Howell reports for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, “a total of 169 of Arkansas’ 1,026 school campuses earned A grades from the state for the 2018-19 school year, an increase of 17 over the previous year,” according to state education leaders. The letter grades are based on each school’s federal ESSA Index Score, “which is a numerical score of 1 to 100 that is calculated using numerous factors, including the results from the spring 2019 ACT Aspire tests given in grades three through 10 and improvement on that test over time.” On the whole, state education leaders reported that “557 schools improved their overall ESSA Index Score in 2019” when compared to the previous year.