(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.
Acts 2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 35, § 6; 2013, No. 696, § 2; 2015, No. 1258, § 2; 2015, No. 1272, § 2; 2017, No. 744, § 3; 2017, No. 936, §§ 39-41.