(a) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules necessary to implement this subchapter pursuant to the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq.
(b) The state board may, by rules adopted under the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq., and reviewed and approved under § 10-3-309, redesignate the levels of performance categories and improvement categories under this subchapter to be consistent with:
(1) The Arkansas academic standards;
(2) Assessments that correlate with those standards; and
(3) Rules adopted under the requirements of a law enacted by the United States Congress for general education, including without limitation the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Pub. L. No. 89-10, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act, Pub. L. No. 114-95, or any supplementary federal regulations, directives, or decisions of the United States Department of Education pertaining to that legislation.