State Proficiency Assessment (PEAKS)

  • About this assessment

     

    The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) and the Alaska Science Assessment are designed to measure a student’s understanding of the skills and concepts outlined in the Alaska English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Standards and the Alaska Science Grade Level Expectations (GLEs). The Alaska English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards are specific rigorous expectations for growth in students’ skills across grades.

    The PEAKS assessments are administered to students in grades 3-9. The science assessment is administered to students in grades 4, 8, and 10.

     

    PEAKS - State Proficiency Assessment: Percent students by proficiency level compared to district percentageproficiency graphic

    This view represents the percent of students at the selected school by achievement level as compared to the District for the selected filters. Achievement levels in this visualization have been combined: advanced/proficient and below/far below. This data may be filtered by division, school, test subject, grade, gender and ethnicity. Student groups with fewer than 10 students have been suppressed.

     

    Dashboard Definitions

     

    PEAKS - Overall: Percent students tested by achievement level

    This view represents the percent of students tested by each achievement level for the selected filters. This data may be filtered by division, school, test subject, grade, gender and ethnicity. The achievement levels for the PEAKS assessment are:peaks chart

    • Advanced – student meets the standards at an advanced level, demonstrating knowledge and skills of complex grade-level content.
    • Proficient – student meets the standards at a proficient level, demonstrating knowledge and skills of grade-level content.
    • Below Proficient – student partially meets the standards, and may have gaps in knowledge and skills but are capable of most grade-level content.
    • Far Below Proficient – student may partially meet the standards, but has significant gaps in knowledge and skills of current grade-level content.

     

    PEAKS-Overall: Percent of proficient students by school heat mapheat map

    Represents the percent of proficient students (students scoring advanced or proficient) at each school for the selected filters, as compared to the median household income. This data may be filtered by division, school, test subject, grade, gender and ethnicity. Student groups with fewer than 10 students have been suppressed.

     

    PEAKS-by Subgroup: Percent of students tested by grade and achievement level

    Represents the percent of students in each grade and achievement level for the selected filters. This data may be filtered by division, school, test subject, grade, gender and ethnicity. Student groups with fewer than 10 students have been suppressed.

     

    PEAKS-By Subgroup: Percent of students by gender, race/ethnicity and achievement level

    This view represents the percent of students by gender, race/ethnicity and achievement level for the selected filters. This data may be filtered by division, school, test subject, grade, gender and ethnicity. Student groups with fewer than 10 students have been suppressed.

     

    PEAKS- percent of students by year and achievement level

     

    This view represents the percent of students by year and achievement. This data may be filtered by division, school, test subject, grade, gender and ethnicity. Student groups with fewer than 10 students have been suppressed.

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