PEAKS is the new summative assessment for the state of Alaska.
 

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The Assessment and Accountability Department (A & A) coordinates State, Federal and District mandated assessments, and facilitates support for the individual needs of teachers and students. The department is responsible for facilitating the administration of all state required assessments and the distribution of results.  
 
 
 
Other functions of the department include:
  • Maintaining student records
  • Data security
  • Maintaining assessment data
  • Submitting accurate student demographics to testing vendors
  • Ensuring District compliance of testing regulations
  • Data collection and dissemination to appropriate parties
  • Compliance of Federal and State mandated reporting
  • Technical assistance in the development of School Improvement Plans
  • Facilitation for the development of the District Improvement Plan

The department produces the Annual Report Card to the Public for each school site and the District. 

Report Card data follows the Alaska Department of Early Education and Development template and:

  • Assesses how well NSBSD students meet the State’s Performance Standards;
  • Provides a comparison to the rest of the students in Alaska;
  • Supports instruction in NSBSD classrooms; and
  • Guides school improvement plans.
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