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PEAKS for all 9th and 10th grade students
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The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) is a statewide summative assessment that encompasses English/language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science. In the spring of 2021, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will administer PEAKS to students in grades 3-9 and assess students’ understanding of the Alaska ELA and mathematics standards adopted in 2012. The State Science Assessment will also be administered to students in grades 5, 8, and 10, which measures students’ understanding of the Alaska science standards adopted in 2019. Student ELA and math reports will be available in the fall of 2021.
The LHS PEAKS test window is April 6-9.
No electronic devices, besides those used for testing, will be allowed in the testing environment. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, laptops, iPads, e-readers, smart watches, fitness trackers, etc. Please be mindful of this and ask your child to leave personal electronic devices at home on the days they are scheduled to test. If an electronic device is medically necessary, contact the principal to discuss this.
Procedures have been put in place to ensure schools can safely administer the PEAKS assessment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students and staff will wear masks, practice social distancing, be instructed to wash their hands, and use hand sanitizer. Testing surfaces, writing utensils, technology, etc. will be disinfected before and after testing sessions. For more information, please contact the school principal.
Parents have the right to make educational decisions for their child, including whether to participate in statewide testing. Enclosed you will find an informative document titled “Why Should my Child Take the State Assessment.” Additional information can also be found on the district website at www.k12northstar.org/Page/8871.
This link will direct you to the AP Exam Registration, Costs, Dates & Times. By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses; most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores.
Each University has their own Credit Policy for the minimum score requirement of an AP exam.
ACT & SAT
Here are the 2020 - 2021 ACT & SAT Registration, Costs, Dates & Times of the two exams. This sheet lists the differences between the two exams. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to take the SAT and ACT as many times as they can to achieve their highest scores. Keep in mind, the APS (Alaska Performance Scholarship) requires a minimum ACT or SAT Score.
ACT/SAT Waived for some schools (Including UAF)
Most schools are waiving the ACT/SAT testing requirements for Fall 2021 College applications. This is not a blanket statement as each school has their own requirements so please check with your school on their current requirements and policies. If applying to UAF, due to COVID-19, ACT scores will be waived for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Please be aware that UAF may need to cancel an ACT or SAT administration due to COVID-19 safety procedures. They are monitoring the current situation and will notify ACT or SAT if they need to cancel, two weeks prior to the scheduled test date.
Link to Lathrop’s National Test Dates and Registration Deadlines Flyer
UAF Current Testing Availability (COVID-19 UPDATE)
UAF is offering some limited proctoring services. Click here for UAF Testing Services Website
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about our proctoring services.
As of 10/29, UAF is offering the ACT and SAT
PSAT (Preliminary SAT)
The PSAT is scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, January 26th, 2021. Pay Online for the PSAT
There are only 137 exams available and will be reserved by a first come, first served basis.
If we are unable to administer this exam, due to COVID-19, a refund will be issued.
For more information please contact Lindsy Weaver at email@example.com.ACT & SAT PREP COURSES
ASVAB - The ASVAB was offered on Friday, March 19, 2021 and will be offered again in Fall of 2021.
Questions? See Ms. Weaver in the College and Career Center