U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Table of contents
•Title page
•Introduction
•Acknowledgments
•National Summary
State Profiles
•Sources
•Appendix A
•Appendix B
•Appendix C
•Full report in PDF format (1,601K)

State Education Indicators with a Focus on Title I

Arkansas
http://arkedu.state.ar.us/


School and Teacher Demographics

Per Pupil Expenditures
(CCD, 1998-1999)
$4,956

Number of districts
(CCD, 1999-2000)
310

Number of public schools
(CCD, 1999-2000)
Elementary Middle High Combined Total
574 188 327 4 1,119

Number of charter schools
(CCD, 1999-2000)
0

Number of FTE teachers
(CCD, 1999-2000)
Elementary Middle High Combined Total
13,386 6,519 10,098 125 31,381

Public school enrollment
  1993-94 1999-2000
K-8
(CCD)
314,617 315,269
9-12
(CCD)
125,801 132,874
Total
(CCD)
444,271 450,984
Pre-K
(by state definition)
1,248 1,425

Sources of funding
District average
(CCD, 1998-99)

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Student Demographics

Race/ethnicity
(CCD, K-12)
  1993-94 1999-2000
American Indian/Alaskan Natives 1,432 2,099
  * *
Asian/Pacific Islander 2,957 3,834
  1% 1%
Black 105,595 105,771
  24% 23%
Hispanic 3,955 13,651
  1% 3%
White 330,332 325,630
  74% 72%
Other n/a n/a
 

Students with disabilities
(OSEP)
1993-94 1999-2000
43,956 49,220
10% 11%

Students with Limited English Proficiency
(ED/NCBE, K-12)
1993-94 1999-2000
4,002 10,599
1% 2%

Migratory students
(OME, K-12)
1993-94 1999-2000
11,344 n/a
3%

All schools by percent of students eligible to participate in the Free Lunch Program*
(CCD, 1999-2000)

For 0 to 34%, 280 schools; 35% to 49%, 284 schools; 50% to 74%, 409 schools; 75% to 100%, 146 schools.

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Statewide Accountability Information
(Collected from States, January 2002 for 2001-2002 school year)


Statewide Goal for Schools on State Assessment
100 percent students proficient in 10 years

Expected School Improvement on Assessment
Yearly progress to meet 100% in 10 years

Indicators for School Accountability
CRT scores

Title I Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for Schools
Same as statewide


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Title I

Title I
(ED Consolidated Report, 1999-2000)
  School Wide Programs Targeted Assistance Totals
Number of Schools 394 389 783
  50% 50% 100%
Schools Meeting AYP Goal 127 151 278
  32% 39% 36%
School in Need of Improvement 267 238 505
  68% 61% 64%

Title I allocation
(Includes Basic, Concentration, and LEA grants, Capital Expenditures, Even Start, Migrant Education, and Neglected & Delinquent, ED, 1999-2000)
$86,475,611

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NAEP State Results
  Grade 4 Grade 8
Reading, 1998:  
Proficient level and above 23% 23%
Basic level and above 55% 68%
Math, 2000:  
Proficient level and above 14% 14%
Basic level and above 57% 52%

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Assessment Information
Assessment Reported Arkansas Benchmark Exam
State Definition of "Proficient" None Provided

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Student Achievement 1999-2000

Percentage of students meeting state proficiency levels

Grade 4

Reading
  At or Above Proficient
All Students 47%
Title I Schools  
High Poverty Schools  
     
     
Students with Limited English Proficiency  
Migratory students  
Students with Disabilities  

Mathematics
  At or Above Proficient
All Students 41%
Title I Schools  
High Poverty Schools  
     
     
Students with Limited English Proficiency  
Migratory students  
Students with Disabilities  

Middle School

Grade 8

Reading
  At or Above Proficient
All Students 24%
Title I Schools  
High Poverty Schools  
     
     
Students with Limited English Proficiency  
Migratory students  
Students with Disabilities  

Mathematics
  At or Above Proficient
All Students 16%
Title I Schools  
High Poverty Schools  
     
     
Students with Limited English Proficiency  
Migratory students  
Students with Disabilities  

High School

Reading
  At or Above Proficient
All Students %
Title I Schools  
High Poverty Schools  
     
     
Students with Limited English Proficiency  
Migratory students  
Students with Disabilities  

Mathematics
  At or Above Proficient
All Students %
Title I Schools  
High Poverty Schools  
     
     
Students with Limited English Proficiency  
Migratory students  
Students with Disabilities  

High School Indicators
  1993-94 1998-99
High school dropout rate
(CCD, event)
5% 6%
  1994-95 1998-99
Postsecondary enrollment
(IPEDS, High school grads enrolled in college)
12,535 15,083
50% 56%

Sources


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