Peaks Letter from Lynn Weckesser

March 2019


Dear Weller Parent or Guardian,


The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools PEAKS and the Alaska Science Assessment are statewide summative assessments that encompass English Language arts ELA, mathematics, and science.  In the spring of 2019, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will administer PEAKS to students in grades 3 through 6 and assess understanding of the Alaska ELA and mathematic standards adopted in 2012.  Students in grade 4 will also take the Alaska Science Assessment, which is a summative test that measures student understanding of the Alaska Science Grade Level Expectations adopted in 2006.


Students will take the PEAKS and science assessments in April. Grades 5 and 6 will test from April 9 through April 11. Grades 3 and 4 will test from April 16 through April 18. All students will have the opportunity to take makeup tests through April 26.


Additional information about the assessments is available on our school Website. If you have any questions about the upcoming spring assessment, please contact me at 457-1629 or call the Department of Teaching and Learning at 452-2000 ext. 11422.




Lynn Weckesser

Principal, Weller Elementary