PEAKS Overview

  • 2021 PEAKS Assessment
    March 29 - April 30, 2021
    DEED has extended the test window to May 14, 2021.

    Contact your school for grade/class test schedules.


    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.)
    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.

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PEAKS Reports

  • Due to COVID-19 and school closure in the spring of 2020, the FNSBSD did not administer the PEAKS and Alaska Science assessments.  Therefore, there are no results to report for 2020.

    In the spring of 2019, Alaska's students took the Performance Evaluation of Alaska's Schools (PEAKS).  It assessed 3rd-9th grade students in English language arts and math. Students in grades 4, 8, and 10 also took the Alaska Science Asssessment.  

    PEAKS is a summative assessment of Alaskan students' performance against adopted state standards in English language arts and mathematics.  The Science summative assessment measures students' understanding of the Alaska Science Grade Level Expectiations that were adopted in 2006.  PEAKS and the Science assessment are not formative data that can directly inform daily instruction. These tests provide a high level view of Alaskan student learning, and is a snapshot of how groups of students perform when compared to Alaskan students as a whole.  It is not a definitive measure of the effectiveness of specific teachers, schools, or districts, and while it will be one factor in a future school rating system, it is not the sole determinant for school ratings or performance. PEAKS results provide one point of data, which will be considered as part of the district's larger data picture.  There is substantial evidence of the success of district students, including graduation rates, Alaska Performance Scholarship qualifiers, and other universal screening tools.

    2019 PEAKS reports will be available in PowerSchool.  Students' individual PEAKS reports from previous years are now available for in PowerSchool under "Student Records" and then "Student File" (see image below). The reports are only available through the PowerSchool Guardian account and only when using a web browser. Reports are not available through the mobile app. 

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    You can view the 2017 - 2019 PEAKS assessment reports for the district and each school.


    For additional information on PEAKS Reports:

    For more information, see the Educator and Parent Guides to Reports.

    Questions about student PEAKS results can be directed to your child's teacher(s) or school.

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