Arkansas Commission on Closing the Achievement Gap
The philosophy of the Commission on Closing the Achievement Gap is to ensure that all children have an opportunity for an education that will focus on equity as a means to achieve a closure in scores between and among diverse learning communities of students.
The Commission will focus on initiatives to ensure that the production of Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) will be one of the means for closing the achievement gap. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) will be a means for assessing gap closure. Building capacity for parents to become connected and more involved in the education of their children is yet another means for closing the gap. There are other gap closing initiatives that may be recommended as achievement closure strategies.
2013 Symposium "It takes a Village to Educate a Child"
The Arkansas Commission on Closing the Academic Achievement Gap in partnership with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff - School of Education Literacy Institute - is hosting a symposium focusing on students’ academic achievement gap Friday, June 7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The symposium’s theme is Bridging the Academic Achievement Gap: “It Takes a Village to Educate a Child.” The symposium is open to school teachers, school administrators, parents, community members/leaders, university faculty/administration, teacher education majors, organizations, ministers, state and local officials.
The symposium will take place at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in the Sylvester Auditorium located in Henderson Young Hall (Business Building). There is no cost for registration; however, registration is essential to guarantee a seat. Participants attending the symposium can receive professional development hours.
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For more information, please contact:
- 2013 Bridging the GAP Symposium Flier and Registration Form Posted 5/24/2013 pdf
- 2010 Annual Report Posted 4/26/2012 pdf
- The achievement gap: Is your school helping all students succeed? Posted 5/17/2012 pdf
- 2012 Annual Report Posted 1/17/2013 pdf
- House Bill 2164 - Commission on Closing the Achievement GAP in AR Posted 1/17/2013 pdf
- 2012 Annual Report Appendix Posted 1/17/2013 pdf
- 2012 Bridging the GAP Symposium Materials Posted 1/17/2013 pdf