STUDENT ASSESSMENT IN ALASKA AND SITKA
Alaska has a series of assessments that are designed for different purposes and student populations that have been put in place to meet both state and federal regulations. They provide a level of accountability of learning to all: students, families, teachers, administrators, as well as state and federal officials.
The new assessments have changed significantly from previous years. This website is designed as a resource to families and educators to help you understand the new assessment mandates, and to help you know where you can access additional resources. Please see the menu of resources available on the left of this window AND the Updates listed below.
All assessments are overseen by the District Test Coordinator, Sarah Ferrency
. Due to the wide variety of assessments types, grade levels and needs, there are building or program levels contacts that work with the District Test Coordinator.
Additional information about the new assessments from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development: