The Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education have formed a partnership for Teacher Quality purposes. One component in this partnership is the collection of data regarding the various teacher education programs across the state. This data is sought from teachers who are in their 1st through 5th year of teaching. To ensure the most accurate data, this commissioner's memo is seeking your assistance in distributing this information to all teachers in your schools/district who are in this category. Therefore, superintendents and building level principals, please ask these appropriate teachers to complete the survey developed by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education located at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ArkansasTeacherSurvey for quick turnaround.
This is a brief, online survey that can be completed and submitted in about 15 minutes. However, a hard copy of the survey is attached for your review. If any teacher prefers to submit the completed survey through the U.S. Mail, the completed hard-copy surveys can be mailed to:
Arkansas Partnership for Teacher Quality
c/o University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Attn: Dr. Amanda Nolen
2801 S. University Ave
College of Education, UALR
Little Rock, AR 72204.
This survey is key to this data collection partnership effort between ADE and the ADHE.
Thank you for you attention to this important matter at this very busy time.