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    PEAKS Assessments: The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) is a statewide summative assessment that encompass English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science. PEAKS math and ELA tests are administered to students in grades 3-9, and assesses students' understanding of the Alaska ELA & Mathematics Standards adopted in 2012. The PEAKS sciece test is admininstered to students in grades 5, 8, and 10 and measures their understanding of the Alaska Science Standards adopted in 2019. (Starting in spring 2021, the science assessment will no longer be administered to students in grade 4.)  For more information about PEAK Assessments, click here.

    2021 PEAKS & Alaska Science Assessments
    March 29 - April 9  Middle Schools
    April 5 - April 9  High Schools
    April 12 - April 23  Elementary Schools
    April 5 - April 16  Paper-Based PEAKS
    March 29 - April 30  Makeups

    MAP Assessments:  The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) during the fall, winter, and spring.  MAP is a computer-based assessment that creates a personalized exam by adapting to each student's learning level.  Assessment data and essential information about what each student knows and is ready to learn is available within 24 hours.  For more information about MAP testing, click here.

    2020-2021 MAP Assessment Schedule
    Fall (optional): August 17 - September 18, 2020
    Winter: November 16 - December 18, 2020
    Spring: March 3 - March 26, 2021

    PSAT-  The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a practice version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year, and many students take the test in both 10th and 11th grade. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year. The PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests your skills in reading, writing, and math. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.   CLOSED FOR THE YEAR 

    AP- AP exams take place at the end of AP classes, and they’re used as a means of assessing how much you learned in the class and whether your experience merits college creditAll AP students are encouraged to take the AP exam.  Given this year's unusual circumstances, the $40 cancellation fee will be waived.  AP exam fees are due 11/13/20.  If you are taking a spring AP course, those fees are due 3/8/21.   Contact Mrs Forsman in counseling for more information.   audra.forsman@k12northstar.org

    ASVAB- ASVAB is an acronym for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and is a multiple-choice test that is administered by the United States military to determine enlistment qualifications to enter into the U.S. armed forces. Anyone who is eligible to enlist in the military can take this assessment. However, students can also take the ASVAB starting in the 10th grade.  We are administering the ASVAB at North Pole High School on February 18th, 2021  Contact Mrs Forsman in counseling for more information.  audra.forsman@k12northstar.org

    ACT/SAT Spring test dates are listed below.


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