Learning Services


The Division of Learning Services is a team of professionals, within the Arkansas Department of Education, who support quality performance for all students and share a common vision for education in Arkansas.

The Division is divided into seventeen units, whose mission is to support Arkansas schools by providing training and education to teachers and administrators, monitoring the progress of the learning environment and giving feedback on this progress.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Debbie Jones, Assistant Commissioner
Arkansas Department of Education

Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 306-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-4800

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is developing a series of online professional learning modules to help teachers, counselors, school leaders, and school and district testing coordinators understand the new PARCC Assessment System and put the new high quality assessments to work for them and their students.

This collection of information for educators from PARCC includes sample test questions, sample items and prototypes, model content frameworks, and more.

The PARCC Educator Leader Cadres (ELCs) help each state build and expand the number of educators who understand, support and feel ownership of the successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and PARCC assessments.



Explore the iTunes U courses to give you ideas and resources for your classroom. Curated by teachers and for teachers, each course is organized by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for your grade and content area.

Access this collection of videos to learn more about the PARCC and find out how it will help prepare nearly 21 million American students in grades K-12 for college and career success. Hear educators explain how PARCC’s real-time data will help improve instruction and better prepare students for success in college, the military, technical trades, and the work world. Plus, discover how students of all abilities will benefit from PARCC’s use of technology.

Teaching Channel is a growing online learning community for teachers where we showcase video of inspired and effective teaching practices. Watch teachers using effective techniques in the classroom. See teachers instruct students. Watch how those students respond. Listen to teachers explain their lessons.


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