ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-06-060

Date Created : 12/08/2005


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals; GT Supts/Adm/AP Coord

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programs

Regulatory Authority:
Ark Codes Ann Secs. 6-11-105, 6-16-801 et seq. and 6-16-1201 et seq., and Act 2152 of 2005

Contact Person:
Ann M. Biggers, Administrator

Phone Number:


The purpose of this memorandum is to transmit the Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma Incentive Programs and Rules Governing Advanced Placement Courses in the Four Core Areas in Arkansas High Schools and Rules Governing Uniform Grading Scales for Public Secondary Schools and for optional use in public elementary schools. Following the public hearing conducted on September 14, 2005, the State Board of Education adopted these Rules on October 10, 2005. These Rules were also approved by Legislative Council Rules and Regulations Review Committee on November 3, 2005.

The purpose of these amended Rules, as directed by Act 2152 of 2005, is to allow a high school course offered under the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program to be treated the same as an Advanced Placement course.


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