• PEAKS Overview and Spring 2020 Test Administration Window

    ASD 2020 Main Testing Window: March 30-April 10 (Make-ups: March 31-May1)

    Statewide 2020 Testing Window: March 30-May 1



    PEAKS (Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools) is a computer-based assessment administered to students in Grades 3-9 (English language arts and mathematics) and grades 4, 8 and 10 (science) each spring during the state designated testing window. This state-required assessment provides students the opportunity to show their understanding of important skills in these content areas at their grade level.


    In the spring of 2020, PEAKS will be administered to Anchorage students during the weeks of March 30-April 10.  Schools have flexibility in providing the test to students to minimize the impact on instructional time. Make-ups are allowed any time between April 1-May 1. Students are not allowed to complete more than one full content area in a day.  Parents and Guardians should connect with their child's school for specific PEAKS test dates and testing plans.  Please see the ASD Assessment and Survey Calendar for the complete schedule of the ASD comprehensive system of assessments.


    Please choose a link below to see PEAKS Content Areas and Testing Times, PEAKS Student Preparation: Practice Tests and Tutorials, PEAKS Resources: Assessment Design, TDA and Student Supports or PEAKS or Alternate Assessment Results information.

  • PEAKS Content Areas and

    Testing Times

    Testing times to complete PEAKS vary by grade level and content area.


    While the assessment is untimed, approximate testing times, along with an ASD recommended minimum test session length, are included in the table linked above.


    This link redirects to the PEAKS Content Area and Testing Times table.

  • PEAKS Student Preparation: Practice Tests and Tutorials

    Student preparation resources are available to help prepare students for PEAKS.


    The PEAKS Practice Tests and Tutorials, called Online Tools Training (OTT) by the state, are designed to provide students a hands-on opportunity to experience the test environment and are available to students, educators, parents and the community.


    This link redirects to the PEAKS Student Preparation: Practice Tests and Tutorials resources.

  • PEAKS Resources: Assessment Design, TDA and Student Supports

     Additional resources developed by the State of Alaska Department of Education (DEED) are also available to help better understand PEAKS and connect to curriculum, instruction and student learning.


    Examples: PEAKS Test Design and Blueprints, Alaska Standards information, PEAKS Item Types, Text-Dependent-Analysis (TDA) resources and Student Supports


    This link redirects to the PEAKS Resources information.


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    PEAKS and Alternate Assessment Results

    This link redirects to state-level, district-level and student-level PEAKS and Alternate Assessment results.  In addition, information is provided to parents and guardians on accessing their child's scores in ParentConnect, along with assessment Parent Guides.