The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) and the Alaska Science Assessment are statewide summative assessments that encompass English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science. The following resources were created to help prepare students for the PEAKS and Alaska Science assessments. All resources are available to students, educators, parents, and community members. DEED encourages everyone to utilize these tools to become familiar with the assessments.
This guide is intended to help educators familiarize students with the format of the PEAKS and Alaska Science Assessments using the paper-based Item Samplers or the computer-based Student Tutorials and Online Tools Training (OTT). The guide is comprehensive and includes all documents listed under the Computer-Based Assessments subheading below and all summary tables.
Student Tutorials and the Online Tools Training (OTT) are available to prepare students for the computer-based assessments.
- Quick Guide: Accessing Student Tutorials for the Computer-Based Assessments - The Student Tutorials are short, web-based videos that introduce the test platform students will use for the assessments.
- Quick Guide: Accessing Online Tools Training (OTT) for the Computer-Based Assessment - The OTT provides students a hands-on opportunity to become familiar with the test taking tools and navigation of the test platform.
- The Online Tools Training (OTT) – Guidance for Teachers can be used by educators to walk students through use of the OTT.
Paper-Based Item Samplers are available to prepare students for the paper-based assessments. Test booklets and answer documents, and summary tables can be downloaded from the table below. Answer documents are available only for grades 5-9, and only for ELA and Math assessments. Each summary table provides an answer, related standard, and depth of knowledge for each question contained in the corresponding test booklet. Summary tables are also intended for use with the computer-based OTT.
|Grade Level||Test Booklets||Answer Document||Summary Table|
|3||ELA | Math||ELA | Math|
|4||ELA | Math | Science||ELA | Math | Science|
|5||ELA | Math||ELA | Math||ELA | Math|
|6||ELA | Math||ELA | Math||ELA | Math|
|7||ELA | Math||ELA | Math||ELA | Math|
|8||ELA | Math | Science||ELA | Math||ELA | Math | Science|
|9||ELA | Math||ELA | Math||ELA | Math|