ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-06-087

Date Created : 02/22/2006


Co-op Directors
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Curr. Coordinators
Physical Ed. & Health Teachers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Science Framework, Physical Education, and Health Framework Revised 2005

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Tammy Harrell & Bill Fulton

Phone Number:


The State Board of Education approved the revised Science Curriculum Framework and the Physical Education and Health Curriculum Framework documents for grades K-8 and high school courses on February 13, 2006. The frameworks are now posted on the Arkansas Department of Education website. These documents supercede previous revisions. Beginning in the 2006-2007 school year, all instruction in the content areas of Science, Physical Education, and Health shall be aligned with the appropriate framework. The Science Benchmark Exams for grades 5 and 7 and the End-of-Course Biology Exam shall also be aligned with the revised Science Framework beginning in the 2007-2008 school year. The recently revised documents may be accessed at

Further questions may be directed to Tammy Harrell, Physical Education Specialist at 501-683-0906 or, or contact Bill Fulton, Science Specialist, at 501-682-4471 or


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