FNSBSD Assessments

  • For more information about the following assessments, please click on the links below.  For a list of Alaska's required state assessment, visit DEED's website. 

    2023-24 FNSBSD Assessment Calendar


  • 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) & AK Science Assessment

    AK STAR is an adaptive computer assessment administered to students in grades 3-9 to assess their understanding of the Alaska English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Standards adopted in 2012.  Starting in the spring of 2023, the MAP Growth spring test and AK STAR were combined into one assessment. 

    Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 also take the Alaska Science Assessment using the Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) testing platform.


    Universal Screening

    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.    

    MAP Growth
    The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to grades 3-9 during the fall and winter for reading, language, and math tests. 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.

    The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) has selected mClass (DIBELS 8th ed.) from Amplify as the statewide literacy screener.  The FNSBSD will administer mClass to grades K-3.  It helps identify students with reading deficiencies, in order to provide support so all students will be able to read at grade level by the end of third grade.  



FNSBSD Assessment Calendar

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