Alaska's Required Statewide Assessments

How do we know if our students are learning? Alaska's assessment system is an essential part of the answer.

Assessment is a tool for measuring what students know and what they can do. Alaska's assessment system shows how knowledgeable a student is on a particular area or subject according to Alaska's educational standards. Assessment is part of providing an excellent education for every student every day.

The statewide assessments ensure that families, teachers, administrators, and community leaders can see how students perform across the state. The information gathered from assessments helps guide policy decisions, curriculum selection, professional learning for teachers and staff, instructional decisions, and parent support recommendations.

Per Alaska State Statute 14.03.016, parents have the right to make educational decisions for their children. Please contact your child's school principal if you would like your child not to participate in a summative state or district interim assessment.