The Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability Program (ACTAAP) includes End-of-Course Examinations for students completing Algebra I or the equivalent, Geometry or the equivalent and Biology for high school graduation credit. The End-of-Course examinations are administered at mid-year and spring each year.
Students who were in grade 9 and below during the 2009-2010 school year who did not score at the Pass level on one or two previous Algebra I End-of-Course Examinations and have completed remediation according to their Individualized Academic Improvement Plan (IAIP) are also eligible for retesting in the Fall, at Mid-Year, and Spring.
Each examination consists of multiple-choice and open-response questions that directly assess student knowledge. The Arkansas Algebra I and Geometry Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks and the Arkansas Biology Science Curriculum Frameworks are the basis for development of the Spring End-of-Course Examinations.
Results of the examinations will be provided for all students, schools, and districts to be used as the basis for instructional change.
The End-of-Course Exam results are posted on the School Performance section of the National Office for Research, Measurement and Evaluation Systems (NORMES) web site. The Arkansas Hive web site also contains performance data charts and graphics.