Timeline of AK STAR Reports

Timeline of 2023 AK STAR reports
  • In the spring of 2023, students in grades 3-9 (now in 4th - 10th grade) took the Alaska summative assessment, AK STAR, which assesses their understanding of grade level English Language Arts and Mathematics standards.  The release of these reports were delayed due to a change in cut scores.  In the summer of 2023, the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) met with educators from across the state to review test items.  At the end of summer, this group made a recommendation for new cut scores.  The State Board of Education put out the new cut scores for public comment in December through January, and then adopted the new cut scores on January 17.  

    Students’ 2023 AK STAR reports are available in PowerSchool.  This is not to be confused with the 2024 AK STAR tests being administered at schools in March through April.  Students’ reports for the 2024 AK STAR tests are expected to be released in the fall.

  • In the spring of 2023. the FNSBSD administered the Alaska System of Academic Readiness (AK STAR) to students in grades 3-9 to assess their understanding of the Alaska English Language Arts Standards and the Alaska Math Standards.  Starting in the spring of 2023, the MAP Growth spring test and AK STAR were combined in to one assessment.  Also, students in grades 5, 8, and 10 also took the Alaska Science Assessment, which assessed their understanding of the Alaska Science Standards adopted by the state in 2019. 


Overview of Assessment Reports

Report Interpretation

Students' Reports

  • Student's reports are now available in PowerSchool under "Student Records" and "Student File" (see image below).  These reports can only be viewed through the PowerSchool guardian account and only when using a web browser.  District and School reports are listed below.  

    PowerSchool Student Records

School Reports

    • 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.