Testing Information

AIMSweb

AIMSweb is a universal screening, progress monitoring, and data management system that supports Response to Intervention (RTI) and tiered instruction. AIMSweb uses brief, valid, and reliable measures of reading and math performance for grades K-12, which can be generalized to any curriculum. AIMSweb efficiently screens all students, identifying those at risk for academic failure and enabling early intervention.

MAP

MAP a computer adaptive assessment test, provides educators with the detailed information they need to build curriculum and meet their students’ needs. Each child learns differently. So they have developed computerized adaptive assessments that test differently, allowing teachers to see their students as individuals – each with their own base of knowledge. With flexible delivery options, our assessments can scale to fit your needs. As a student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty. The result is a rewarding experience for the student, and a wealth of detailed information for teachers, parents and administrators.

PEAKS

The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) and the Alaska Science Assessment are designed to measure a student’s understanding of the skills and concepts outlined in the Alaska English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Standards and the Alaska Science Grade Level Expectations (GLEs). The Alaska English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards are specific rigorous expectations for growth in students’ skills across grades.

The Alaska English language arts (ELA) standards demonstrate the expectation that students’ skills will build across grades in reading and analyzing a variety of complex texts, writing with clarity for different purposes, and presenting and evaluating ideas and evidence. The ELA standards are designed to help students develop a logical progression of fluency, analysis, and application, moving toward college and career readiness. The Alaska mathematics standards have the expectation that students’ skills will grow across grades in mathematics content as well as mathematical practices. The mathematics standards are designed to help students develop a logical progression of mathematical fluency, conceptual understanding, and real world application.

The PEAKS assessments are administered to students in grades 3-9. The science assessment is administered to students in grades 4, 8, and 10.

WorkKeys

WorkKeys targets skill development important for every type of employment. WorkKeys tests have a clear way to demonstrate student abilities to employers. This evaluation focuses on Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information.

The results help students see what jobs they have the skills for and to improve the skills in which they are weak. Students use their results to get a better picture of their chances for success in the workforce and to improve areas where their skills are weak. The test scores along with various other criteria help determine if a student is eligible for the Alaska Performance Scholarship.

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