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Students’ ACT Aspire Preliminary Scores Show Improvements


Arkansas students showed significant increases in ACT Aspire Preliminary test scores. The largest improvements were in grades 6 and 8 math and writing scores.

“These results are a positive reflection of the work of our dedicated educators,” Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key said. “The increase in Arkansas’ scores can be attributed to the full implementation of the state’s rigorous education standards, high-quality professional development, and innovative and evidence-based teaching practices in the classroom that encourage student engagement and learning.”

Increased scores can also be attributed to extended time for writing portions and adopting online testing formats.

– Ann Claire Johnson, Ghidotti Communications

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