ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-10-013

Date Created : 09/18/2009


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Curriculum/Program Admins

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) - new test availability

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Michael Rowland

Phone Number:


On September 14, 2009, the Arkansas State Board of Education approved a new School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) to be required for Building Level and Curriculum/Program Administrator licensure. This new SLLA (test # 1011) replaces the previous SLLA (test # 1010).

Since this is a new test that includes multiple choice as well as open response questions, a new qualifying score (cut-score of 163) was established. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) will accept passing scores on voluntarily taken new tests immediately and will continue to accept passing scores for the old test # 1010 (cut-score of 158) if taken before December 31, 2009, according to the rules governing licensure. However, test # 1011 will be the required assessment for Building Level and Curriculum/Program Administrator licensure after January 1, 2010.


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