Assessment and Evaluation
The Assessment and Evaluation Department is responsible for the administration of assessments required by the State of Alaska. The results of these tests are used to:
- fulfill the federal accountability requirements
- assess how well ASD students meet the state's performance standards
- support instruction in ASD classrooms
- guide school improvement plans
The A&E Department also produces an annual report of academic achievement and provides data and research assistance.
Assessments track student performance and knowledge. These include tests for graduation, career planning, minimum competencies and more.
- Standards Based Assesments (SBA)
- High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGQE)
- WorkKeys (job skills)
A & E produces reports that show districtwide student and school performance and fulfill federal mandates.
- School report cards
- Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
- Profile of Performance
ASD surveys monitor student, parent and staff attitudes about ASD; interest in athletic programs and other timely topics.
- Climate and Connectedness Survey
- Athletic Interest Survey
Program evaluations are used to improve programs for better student success. These evaluations may take several months to complete and adequately describe the program’s successes and needs.
Ak. scholarship (APS)
The Alaska Performance Scholarship Curriculum Guides list classes needed to meet the scholarship's curriculum requirements. See the APS Web page for additional information and links to curriculum guides.
Do you need to take the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam after finishing high school or have questions about the HSGQE?
Policies and rights
ASD is required to notify parents and get consent when collecting certain types of data on students.
Data and research
Research proposals are required from parties wanting ASD information for the purpose of answering a hypothesis or research question.
5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99504-3135