Alaska Assessments   


ALASKA MEASURES OF PROGRESS (AMP)

Alaska has chosen the Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas to develop a custom assessment that measures the Alaska English Language Arts & Mathematics Standards adopted in 2012. Our previous assessment, the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) was administered for the final time in April 2014. The new, custom assessment from AAI, Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP), will be administered for the first time in spring 2015.

AMP TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
amp_support@ku.edu
Toll Free: 855.277.9752

AAI Website for the Alaska Measures of Progress

Webinar schedules and recordings; KITE Educator Portal manuals, training videos, and templates; and KITE test engine downloads can all be found on AAI’s AMP website. Educators can also apply to participate in content-focused item reviews.

  AMP Implementation Kit

Now available! Videos, presentations, handouts, and posters to support the AMP implementation process.

TECHNOLOGY PRACTICE TEST

The Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) Technology Practice Test is now available. The purpose of the Technology Practice Tests is to familiarize students with Alaska’s new computer-based test delivery system (called KITE) and to give them an opportunity to practice the types of questions that will be on the AMP assessments.
The Technology Practice Tests are not meant to illustrate the rigor and complexity of the questions students will encounter on the test this spring. The Technology Practice Tests cover only a small amount of the content in the Alaska English Language Arts and Math Standards and should not be used to inform instruction.

AMP TESTLETS

The AMP Testlets are an instructional tool for teachers. These short, 8-10 item non-secure assessments contain questions focused on a skill or concept in the Alaska ELA and Math standards. There are currently AMP Testlets for grades 3-high school. Alaska will continue to expand the number of AMP Testlets in the coming years.

EVENTS

Events supported by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development that feature statewide initiatives and programs can be found on the Events Calendar.

RESOURCES

Documents and tools that support districts and educators to build knowledge and skills with standards implementation, assessments, and educator evaluation.

PRESENTATIONS

Awareness materials related to standards, assessments, and educator evaluation as well as archived presentations.
Accommodations are practices and procedures that provide equitable access during instruction and assessments for Special Needs Students that do not alter the validity of the assessment, score, interpretation, reliability, or security of the assessment.
Accommodations are intended to reduce or even eliminate the effects of a student’s disability; they do not reduce learning expectations. The accommodations provided to a student should be the same for classroom instruction, classroom assessments, and LEA and state assessments.

How to select, administer, and evaluate use of accommodations for instruction and assessment of students with disabilities.

EVENTS

Events supported by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development that feature statewide initiatives and programs can be found on the Events Calendar.

RESOURCES

Documents and tools that support districts and educators to build knowledge and skills with standards implementation, assessments, and educator evaluation.

PRESENTATIONS

Awareness materials related to standards, assessments, and educator evaluation as well as archived presentations.


Alaska's Comprehensive System of Student Assessments (CSSA)

Alaska’s assessment system is composed of a seven statewide assessments including a standards-based assessment to measure student attainment of the state’s standards; the Kindergarten Developmental Profile; an Early Literacy Screener; an alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities; an assessment to identify English language proficiency; a college and career readiness assessment; and biennial participation in the National Assessment of Education Progress.

Alaska Comprehensive System of Student Assessments Homepage

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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION QUALIFYING EXAM (HSGQE)

Governor Sean Parnell signed his comprehensive education legislation, House Bill 278, Alaska's Education Opportunity Act into law on May 13, 2014. HB 278 repeals the Alaska High School Graduation Qualifying Exam and replaces it with a student's choice of the SAT, ACT, or WorkKeys assessments. The repeal of the HSGQE became effective on July 1, 2014.
Students who have received a certificate of achievement instead of a diploma for the sole reason that they were unable to pass a portion of the HSGQE are eligible to receive a diploma from their school following July 1, 2014.

EVENTS

Events supported by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development that feature statewide initiatives and programs can be found on the Events Calendar.

RESOURCES

Documents and tools that support districts and educators to build knowledge and skills with standards implementation, assessments, and educator evaluation.

PRESENTATIONS

Awareness materials related to standards, assessments, and educator evaluation as well as archived presentations.

MODULES

Included in a module is a 1-2 hour PowerPoint presentation, presentation guide, activity guide, handouts and resources.