New State Assessment

  • Alaska System of Academic Readiness (AK STAR)
    ELA & Math Assessments - Grades 3-9
    Middle Schools: April 4-29, 2022
    High Schools: April 4-8, 2022
    Paper-Based Test: April 4-15, 2022
    Elementary: April 11-22, 2022
    Makeups: April 4-29, 2022
    Contact your student's school for their specific test schedule.

     

    The Alaska Dept. of Education and Early Development (DEED) recently announced a new statewide summative assessment.  Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) will replace the Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools (PEAKS) for the English language arts and mathematics assessments.  This test will be administered to students in grades 3-9, and will assess their understanding of the Alaska English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematic Standards adopted in 2012.  

    More information will be posted on this page once the state releases details about this new assessment.  

    DEED Video - Assessments: Why Are They Important?

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Alaska Science Assessment

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    Alaska Science Assessment
    Grades 5, 8, and 10
    Middle Schools: April 4-29, 2022
    High Schools: April 4-8, 2022
    Paper-Based Test: April 4-15, 2022
    Elementary: April 11-22, 2022
    Makeups: April 4-29, 2022
    Contact your student's school for their specific test schedule.

     The Alaska Science Assessment is administered to grades 5, 8, and 10.  It assesses students' understanding of the Alaska Science Standards adopted in 2019.  Students will take this assessment using the Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) testing platform.

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    DEED website - AK Science Assessment


  • Parents have the right to make educational decisions for their child, including whether to participate in statewide testing. Please check with your school principal for more information.


Assessments: Why Are They Important?