ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Content and Pedagogy Assessment Micro-credentials

The Arkansas Department of Education has approved Content Assessment micro-credentials to support educators on an Alternate Assessment Plan (AAP), and Pedagogy Assessment micro-credentials to support educators with a Provisional Professional Teaching License (PPTL).

What is a Micro-credential?

A micro-credential is earned by demonstrating competence in a specific skill via a portfolio of evidence created through classroom practice. All micro-credentials are based on a robust, standardized blueprint, grounded in four areas of instructional efficacy research including, cycles of inquiry, job-embedded supports, rigorously calibrated assessment, and portfolio-based learning.

Content Assessment Micro-credentials

Arkansas Educators who score within -2 SEMs of the national standard may apply for an Alternate Assessment Plan (AAP). Educators may choose to complete a micro-credential to supplement the content area assessment requirement as part of their AAP. Educators must be issued their provisional license under the AAP prior to purchasing a micro-credential.

Use the following link to pre-register for the Content Assessment micro-credentials – you will have the ability to preview each micro-credential before purchasing.

Micro-credentials Included:

Using Formative Assessment to Modify Future Instruction

Scaffolding Questions to Drive Student Learning

Pedagogy Assessment Micro-credentials

An educator teaching under a Provisional Professional Teaching License (PPTL) may choose to complete a micro-credential to take the place of the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) as a measure of pedagogical assessment. In addition, the PPTL educator may complete a micro-credential to complete the requirement for the additional 12 hours of training in pedagogy each year. Educators must be issued their provisional license under a PPTL prior to purchasing a micro-credential.

Use the following link to pre-register for the Pedagogy Assessment micro-credentials – you will have the ability to preview each micro-credential before purchasing.

Micro-credentials Included:

Building Positive Relationships with Students

Implementing Collaborative Learning Structures

Leveraging Effective Instructional Practices (available October 2021)