• PEAKS Resources: Assessment Design, TDA and Student Supports

     

    The State of Alaska Department of Education's (EED) PEAKS website has additional resources available to support parents, students, educators and the community with connecting PEAKS to curriculum, instruction and student learning (external link to the State of Alaska's website): EED PEAKS Assessment website

     

    • The EED PEAKS website provides a list of categories along the left-hand side of the page.  The information provided below offers key categories and resources available when selecting the link above.  Resources found in each category are included.

      • Assessment Design

        • Test Design and Blueprints for ELA, Mathematics and Science
        • PEAKS Assessment Item Types
      • Text-Dependent Analysis (TDA)

        • TDA Fact Sheet
        • TDA FAQs
        • Educator Resources and Presentation
        • Writer's Checklist--students 
        • Scoring Guidelines
        • Handscoring Requirements and Process
      • Student Supports, i.e. Universal Tools and Accommodations

        • Participation Guidelines for Inclusion of Alaska Students in State Assessments
        • Calculator Policy
        • Link to state Accommodations webpage