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ALASKA BUSINESS ECONOMY

  • One of the ways each of us can support students—as they work hard to meet Alaska’s standards—is to speak out on the value of higher expectations and the need for language skills and math skills in the workplace.

PARENT GUIDES AND TIPS FOR ALASKA STANDARDS

  • Alaska’s public schools now have higher expectations in English and math. These parent guides help you understand what your child will learn.
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Standards

Parent Guides and Tips

English Language Arts

Mathematics

 

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Grade 1

Grade 1

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 2

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 3

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 4

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 6

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 7

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 8

Grade 8

Grades 9-10

Grade 9 Algebra I

High School

Grades 11-12

Grade 10 Geometry

 

 

Grade 11 Algebra II

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM OF STUDENT ASSESSMENTS

Alaska’s English language proficiency assessment is a large-scale, annual assessment given to kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs).

ACCESS for ELLs – pdf

Alaska’s Alternate Assessment is to provide an opportunity for students with significant cognitive disabilities (SWSCD) to have access to, participate in, and make progress in the general education curriculum.

Alternate Assessment – pdf

Alaska law requires students to pass a competency examination in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics to earn a high school diploma.

High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGQE) – pdf

Alternative to the HSGQE Assessment Program is comprised of two parts:

  • Modified HSGQE – the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam provided to students with state approved modifications
  • Nonstandardized HSGQE – students prepare an extensive collection of work that reflects competency in reading, writing, and mathematics

Alternative to the HSGQE Assessment Program – pdf

The purpose of the Developmental Profile is to identify, record, and summarize the skills and behaviors students demonstrate at the beginning of their kindergarten year, based on teacher observations.

Developmental Profile – pdf

The Standards Based Assessments (SBAs) test for mastery of the English language arts, mathematics, and science standards described in the department’s publication Alaska Standards: Content and Performance Standards for Alaska Students, fourth edition.

Standards Based Assessments - pdf

Alaska’s college and career ready assessment that measures current skills levels in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information.

WorkKeys ® - pdf

 

Alaska Reward Schools

  • Reward Schools are recognized in two categories: highest performing and high progress. In 2013, 31 schools are designated as the highest performing and 37 schools are high progress. Nineteen schools are being recognized in both categories, making a total of 49 schools to be named Alaska’s Reward Schools.

What is the star status for my student’s school?