Arkansas: Authorizer and Overall Program Accountability System Required

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Arkansas law requires the state department of education to conduct an annual evaluation of all open-enrollment charter schools, with core elements detailed including student scores, attendance, grades, discipline incidents, socioeconomic data, parent and student satisfaction, and compliance with reporting requirements.
Arkansas law requires the authorizer to report to the General Assembly each biennium and to the House Interim Committee on Education and the Senate Interim Committee on Education during the interim between regular sessions of the General Assembly: the status of the open-enrollment public charter school programs and a summary of the aurhotizing activities in the preceding year, including without limitation the number and type of charters approved, dnied, and amended.

The ability of the state department of education to continue authorizing can be removed by the Arkansas legislature and governor (the entities that gave it that authority).