National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
about 1 year ago
English Language Proficiency (ELP)
about 1 year ago
English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment
Students in grades Kindergarten through 12 who have been formally identified as limited English proficient (LEP) students must be assessed annually to monitor their progress in acquiring academic English. Alaska’s secure large-scale English language proficiency (ELP) assessment is based on the WIDA* English Language Proficiency Standards, 2007. It is a tool used to assess the proficiency levels of LEP students’ receptive and productive skills in English in the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The English language proficiency assessment focuses on the progress and proficiency levels of academic language rather than content area knowledge and skills, therefore, some accommodations that might be appropriate for the classroom or content areas tests should not be used with the ELP assessment as they will invalidate the test. Assessment administration information is available on the World-class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) website. Additional information is available on the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development website.
Alternate English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment
The Alternate ELP assessment is an assessment of English language proficiency (ELP) for students in grades 1 -12 who are formally identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP) and have significant cognitive disabilities that prevent their meaningful participation in the regular English language proficiency assessment. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB; 2001) requires that all students identified as LEP be assessed annually for English language proficiency, including students who receive special education services. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; 2004) also mandates that students with disabilities participate in state-wide and district-wide assessment programs, including alternate assessments with appropriate accommodations, when it is documented in their Individualized Education Programs (IEP).
Each test form in the Alternate ELP test assesses the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Test forms are divided into the following grade-level clusters: 1 – 2, 3 – 5, 6 – 8 and 9 – 12.
DIBELS Next (Early Literacy Screener)
about 1 year ago
Measuring Academic Progress (MAP)
9 months ago
MAP tests are adaptive, meaning that they dynamically adjust to each student's performance. As a student answers a test question on a computer, the program immediately analyzes the student's response, and based on how well the student has answered previous questions, selects a question of appropriate difficulty to display next.
MAP are interim assessments that measure growth, project proficiency on high-stakes tests, and inform how educators differentiate instruction, evaluate programs, and structure curriculum.
8 months ago
The Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools (PEAKS) Assessment is a summative assessment administered to all students in grades 3 through 9 every spring.
The Spring of 2017 was the first administration of the assessment. This assessment measures the skills and concepts of the Alaska English/Language Arts (ELA) and Math Standards.
The assessment provides information to parents, educators, policy makers, communities, and businesses about how Alaska's schools and district's are performing.
For more information about this assessment and the standards measured visit the Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) website.
College or Career Readiness Assessment
8 months ago
The Juneau School District provides funding for all students to take a College- or Career-Readiness Assessment (CCRA). The approved career-readiness assessment is Workkeys; the approved college- readiness assessments are the ACT or the SAT. Students choose which assessment best fits their post-secondary path.
The Juneau School District will pay for one administration of one College- or Career-Readiness Assessment (CCRA) per student while the student is in grade 11. High school students may take the assessment during the scheduled school day(s) of administration.
The following websites provide parent information for each assessment:
The Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) also requires students to take WorkKeys, the SAT or the ACT to earn an award. The APS has different requirements regarding student scores. Please visit http://aps.alaska.gov for more information on qualifying for the APS.
For more information or questions regarding this new requirement, please contact your high school guidance counselor or principal.