Assessment, Accountability and Student Information

Early Literacy Screeners

As a part of a comprehensive system of student assessments required under AS 14.07.020(b) and 4 AAC 06.710, each district shall administer an approved early literacy screening assessment tool at least once during each school year to

(1) All students in kindergarten, first, and second grades

(2) Third grade students identified as experiencing delays in attaining early literacy skills during the second grade

The adopted regulation, as well as further information regarding the specifics of this regulation can be found on the fact sheet and FAQ documents above in the dark blue boxes. For further information regarding the implementation of literacy screeners, please contact Karen Melin at karen.melin@alaska.gov


Adopted Regulation for Early Literacy Screening - pdf

The Governor’s budget included funding to support all districts in the use of early literacy screening assessments for students in grade K – 3. The amount received per district is provided on the document below.

Alaska Early Literacy Screening School District Allocations - pdf


For districts that are already using an early literacy screening tool, the regulations may require no changes to current practice other than the reporting of data to EED. EED will provide districts with additional information regarding how, specifically, the data will be reported. For more information regarding data submission, please contact Brian Laurent at brian.laurent@alaska.gov