2015 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary And Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 16 - Curriculum
Subchapter 14 - Digital Learning Act of 2013
§ 6-16-1406 - Pilot program -- Digital learning courses.
(a) (1) (A) Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, all public school districts and public charter schools participating in a pilot program shall provide at least one (1) digital learning course to their students as either a primary or supplementary method of instruction.
(B) The Department of Education shall adopt rules to implement the pilot program, the purpose of which shall be to more smoothly implement the requirements under subdivision (a)(2) of this section.
(2) Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, all public school districts and public charter schools shall provide at least one (1) digital learning course to their students as either a primary or supplementary method of instruction.
(b) All digital learning courses provided by public school districts or public charter schools shall:
(1) Be of high quality;
(2) Meet or exceed the curriculum standards and requirements established by the State Board of Education; and
(3) Be made available in a blended learning, online-based, or other technology-based format tailored to meet the needs of each participating student.
(c) Digital learning courses shall be capable of being assessed and measured through standardized tests or local assessments.
(d) Beginning with the entering ninth grade class of the 2014-2015 school year, each high school student shall be required to take at least one (1) digital learning course for credit to graduate.
(e) The State Board of Education shall not limit the number of digital learning courses for which a student may receive credit through a public school or a public charter school and shall ensure that digital learning courses may be used as both primary and secondary methods of instruction.
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