Current State (DEED) Assessments in ASD


 

 

Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools (PEAKS)

PEAKS is required by state law and is a part of the statewide comprehensive system of student assessments, 4 AAC 06.710 1-7.

 

 Purpose AdministrationWindow
  • PEAKS is a standards-based test designed to measure student attainment of the Alaska performance standards.
  • Content Assessments in English language arts, math and science are required.
  • The assessment is a required component under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
  • Grades 3-10—English language arts and math
  • Grades 4, 8 and 10—science
  • Online
  • Paper/Pencil—Some accommodated materials
Spring— March 28, 2027 to April 28, 2017 

 

 

 

 

ASD PEAKS site»

 

AK State PEAKS site» 

 

Developmental Profile (DP)

The Alaska Developmental Profile is required by state law and is a part of the statewide comprehensive system of student assessments, 4 AAC 06.712.

 

 Purpose AdministrationWindow
  • To identify, record and summarize the skills and behaviors students demonstrate at the beginning of their kindergarten year, based on teacher observations.
  • Student skills and behaviors are defined by goals and indicators in five domains from Alaska’s Early Learning Guidelines:
    • Physical Well Being, Health, and Motor Development; Social and Emotional Development; Approaches to Learning; Cognition and General Knowledge; Communication, Language, and Literacy
  • Kindergarten students
  • 1st grade students who did not complete the Developmental Profile in kindergarten
  • Observation Assessment Model

Fall—First four weeks of school

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

AK DEED Developmental Profile» 

 

 

English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)

The English Language Proficiency Assessment is required by state law and is a part of the statewide comprehensive system of student assessments, 4 AAC 06.710 1-7.  Additionally, 4 AAC 34.055, plan of service (a) Each school district that enrolls limited English proficient (LEP) pupils shall administer a state-approved assessment for identification of English language proficiency to all pupils who may be LEP pupils but have not been identified as LEP pupils.

 

 Purpose AdministrationWindow
  • The ACCESS for ELLs is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English.
  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 (ELPA) is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards and assesses each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
  • K-12 students identified as ELLs
  • Online: grades 4-12, Grades 1-3—Reading, Listening, Speaking
  • Paper/Pencil:
    • Grades 1-3—Writing
    • Kindergarten
    • Alternate ACCESS—Students with severe cognitive disabilities
Winter/Spring—End of January through end of March 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASD ACCESS 2.0 page»

ASD ELL page» 

AK DEED ELPA website»

 

 

Alternate Assessment (AA)

The Alternate Assessment is required by state law and is a part of the statewide comprehensive system of student assessments, 4 AAC 06.710 1-7, 4 AAC 06.775(b).

 

 Purpose AdministrationWindow
  • The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) is Alaska’s Alternate Assessment system for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.
  • DLM is based on grade-level content covered by the general, large-scale summative assessment, but at reduced depth, breadth and complexity.
  • Content Assessments in English language arts, math and science are required.
  • The assessment is a required component under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
  • Grades 3-10—English language arts and math
  • Grades 4, 8 and 10—science
  • Online
Spring— End of March through April 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DLM website» 

AK DEED AA website» 

 

 

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The NAEP is required by state law and is a part of the statewide comprehensive system of student assessments, 4 AAC 06.710 1-7.

 

 Purpose AdministrationWindow
  • The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative assessment of what the nation’s students know and can do in core subjects such as mathematics, reading, science and writing.
  • The results of NAEP are released as The Nation’s Report Card, and are available for the nation and states.
  • Grades 4 and 8—Subjects selected by NAEP
  • NAEP uses a carefully designed sampling process to ensure that the schools and students selected are representative of all students across the United States. Students selected in the sample only receive a subset of the questions.
    • Online—Most students
  • Paper/Pencil—Small subset of students
  • Every other year—odd years, e.g. 2017
  • Winter/Spring—End of January through mid-March
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Dept of Ed. NAEP website»

 

Alaska DEED NAEP website»

 

 


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