For more information about the following assessments, please click on the links below.
2022-23 FNSBSD Assessment Calendar - revised 9/06/2022
ACCESS for ELLs
ACCESS for ELLs is an English language proficiency assessment administered to K-12 students who have been identified as English Language Learners (ELL).
Alaska Alternate Assessment - DLM
The Alaska Alternate Assessment tests students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3-9 in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 also take the Alaska Science Alternate Assessment.
Alaska Developmental Profile
The Alaska Developmental Profile (ADP) is to be completed for each child entering kindergarten, as required by state law as part of the statewide comprehensive system of student assessments. The purpose of the ADP is to identify, record, and summarize the skills and behaviors students demonstrate at the beginning of their kindergarten year, based on teacher observations.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. History, civics, geography, and the arts. NAEP is administer every two years.
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.
Alaska System of Academic Readiness (AK STAR)
The Alaska Dept. of Education and Early Development (DEED) recently announced a new statewide summative assessment. AK STAR will replace the Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools (PEAKS) assessment for the English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. AK STAR will be administered to students in grades 3-9 to assess their understanding of the Alaska ELA and Math Standards adopted in 2012.
Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will also take the Alaska Science Assessment using the Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) testing platform.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District uses AIMSweb Plus for K-2nd grade universal screening and progress monitoring tools. These screenings are done by classroom teachers with a combination of one-on-one with students and computer-based (second grade).
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.
iReady Math Diagnostic
The FNSBSD has adopted iReady Classroom Mathematics materials for grades K-8. The iReady diagnostic assessment provides data teachers can use to target instruction where it is needed most.