Arkansas

School and Teacher Demographics
Per pupil expenditures
(CCD, 2000-01)

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Student Demographics
Public school enrollment (CCD) Pre-K K-8 9-12 Total (K-12)
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Statewide Accountability Information
(Collected from states, January 2002 for 2001-02 school year)

$5,568 312

Number of districts
(CCD, 2001-02)

Number of charter schools
(CCD, 2001-02)

1993-94 1,248 314,617 125,801 440,418
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2001-02 1,623 315,218 131,418 446,636
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Number of public schools (CCD) 1993-94 563 Elementary 161 Middle 324 High 6 Combined 1,054 Total Number of FTE teachers Elementary Middle School High School Combined Total
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2001-02 576 191 324 11 1,102 2001-02 13,606 6,726 10,348 411 31,091
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Race/ethnicity (CCD) 1993-94 American Indian/Alaskan Natives * 1% Asian/Pacific Islander 24 Black 1 Hispanic 74 White — Other Students with disabilities (OSEP)
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2001-02 1% 1 23 4 71 — 2001-02 11% 2001-02 4%
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(CCD)

Migratory students (OME)
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Students with limited English proficiency (ED/NCBE)
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1993-94 1%
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2000-01 2%
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All schools by percent of students eligible to participate in the Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Program (CCD, 2001-02)

Sources of funding
District average
(CCD, 2000-01)

Local 31% Intermediate *

0-34% 35-49% 50-74% 75-100%

233 301 427 168

Federal 9% State 60%

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= Less than 0.5 percent = Not applicable = Not available = Sample size too small to calculate

Percentage of teachers with a major in the main subject taught, grades 7-12 (SASS) 1994 2000 78% 82% English 70 79 Math 66 57 Science 70 64 Social Studies

1993-94 3%

1993-94 12,440 5,050 7,623 390 25,503
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1993-94 10%

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Statewide Goal for Schools on State Assessment One hundred percent of students Proficient in 10 years. Expected School Improvement on Assessment Yearly progress to meet 100 percent Proficient in 10 years. Title I Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for Schools Same as statewide goal.

Title I 2001-02
(ED Consolidated Report, 2001-02)

Schoolwide Targeted Total Programs Assistance

400 52% Schools meeting AYP goal 377 51% Schools in need of improvement 23 92%
Number of schools

365 48% 363 49% 2 8%

765 100% 740 97% 25 3%

Title I allocation

$92,823,279

(Includes Basic, Concentration, and LEA grants, Capital Expenditures, Even Start, Migrant Education, and Neglected and Delinquent, ED, 2001-02)

NAEP State Results
Reading, 2003 Proficient level and above Basic level and above Math, 2003 Proficient level and above Basic level and above
Grade 4 Grade 8

28% 60

27% 70

26% 71

18% 57

Arkansas
Student Achievement 2001-02
Elementary School
Grade 4
Literacy
Proficient 0

Assessment State Definition of Proficient

Arkansas Benchmark Exam. See Appendix A.

Literacy
Proficient 0

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Grade 8
Students in:
Below Basic/Basic Proficient Advanced

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Middle School

High School
Grade 11
End of Course (EOC) Literacy
Proficient 0

Students in:

Below Basic/Basic

Proficient

Advanced

Students in:

Below Basic/Basic

Proficient

Advanced

All Schools Title I Schools Economically Disadvantaged Students Students with Limited English Proficiency Migratory Students Students with Disabilities

55%

43%

2%

All Schools Title I Schools Economically Disadvantaged Students Students with Limited English Proficiency Migratory Students Students with Disabilities

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81%

18%

1%

All Schools Title I Schools Economically Disadvantaged Students Students with Limited English Proficiency Migratory Students Students with Disabilities

80%

20%

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71 59 90

23 40 10

6 1 *

93 87 98

7 13 2

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93 81 99

7 19 1

0 0 0

Grade 4
Mathematics
Proficient 0

Grade 8
Mathematics
Proficient 0

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Grade 9-12
Geometry
Proficient 0

All Schools Title I Schools Economically Disadvantaged Students Students with Limited English Proficiency Migratory Students Students with Disabilities

65%

17%

18%

All Schools Title I Schools Economically Disadvantaged Students Students with Limited English Proficiency Migratory Students Students with Disabilities

Students in:

Below Basic/Basic

Proficient

Advanced

Students in:

Below Basic/Basic

Proficient

Advanced

Students in:

Below Basic/Basic

Proficient

Advanced

90%

9%

1%

All Schools Title I Schools Economically Disadvantaged Students Students with Limited English Proficiency Migratory Students Students with Disabilities

82%

16%

2%

67 67 88

22 18 7

11 15 5

97 95 98

2 5 2

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87 76 95

11 23 5

2 1 0

High School Indicators
High school dropout rate (CCD, event)
1993-94 2000-01

5%
1994-95

5%
2000-01

Postsecondary enrollment
(NCES, High school graduates enrolled in college)

48%

53%

KEY: * — n/a # High Poverty Schools

= Less than 0.5 percent = Not applicable = Not available = Sample size too few to calculate = 75-100% of students qualify for lunch subsidies

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