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.
The Alaska Dept. of Education and Early Development (DEED) recently announced a new statewide summative assessment. Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) will replace the Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools (PEAKS) for the English language arts and mathematics assessments. More information will be posted on this page once the state releases details about this new assessment.
Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will also take the Alaska Science Assessment using the Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) testing platform.
Performance Evaluation for Alaska's School (PEAKS)
The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS), a statewide summative assessment, was administered to students in the spring of 2021. It assessed students' understanding of the Alaska English Language Arts (ELA) & Mathematic Standards adopted in 2012 for grades 3-9, and the Alaska Science Standards adopted in 2019 for grades 5, 8, and 10.
Please note, starting in the 2021-22 school year, the state has selected NWEA to replace PEAKS for the grades 3-9 ELA and Math assessments. Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will still be given the PEAKS Science assessment.
- PEAKS Practice Tests and Tutorials
- 2021 PEAKS Reports - Available September 7, 2021.
- 2020 PEAKS Reports - Due to COVID-19 and school closures, the 2020 spring assessment was not administered.
- 2019 PEAKS Reports
- 2018 PEAKS Reports
- 2017 PEAKS Reports
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.