ACTAAPArkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program
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Bivariate correlations were used to determine relationships between ACTAAP scores, adult literacy and demographic variables.
As do other aspects of the ACTAAP, the Smart Start Initiative has four components, each of which is described here: (1) standards that are clear statements of what students should know and do, supported by benchmarks and curriculum models; (2) professional development opportunities; (3) student assessment that requires administration of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests; and (4) accountability as a focused and comprehensive process to improve student learning.
As it encourages educational improvement, the ACTAAP fulfills the requirements of various Arkansas statutes.