State of Alaska
2018 – Alaska Science Assessments (ASA)

Statewide Results

Count and Percentage of Students by Proficiency Level

Grade 8
Subject Advanced/Proficient Below Proficient/Far Below Proficient Enrollment Participation
Rate
 
Count / Percent1 Count / Percent1
Science 3,861 / 46.16% 4,503 / 53.84% 9377 89.20% Groups

 

Results by Subgroups

Grade 8
Science Advanced/Proficient Below Proficient/Far Below Proficient Enrollment Participation
Rate
Count / Percent1 Count / Percent1
Race/Ethnicity
African American 71 / 25.63% 206 / 74.37% 302 91.72%
Alaska Native/American Indian 442 / 23.17% 1,466 / 76.83% 2057 92.76%
Asian/Pacific Islander 285 / 33.45% 567 / 66.55% 886 96.16%
Caucasian 2,440 / 62.72% 1,450 / 37.28% 4578 84.97%
Hispanic 196 / 36.98% 334 / 63.02% 575 92.17%
Two or More Races 427 / 47.08% 480 / 52.92% 979 92.65%
Gender
Male 2,016 / 46.94% 2,279 / 53.06% 4811 89.27%
Female 1,845 / 45.34% 2,224 / 54.66% 4566 89.12%
Special Populations
Students With Disabilities 148 / 13.25% 969 / 86.75% 1240 90.08%
Disabled With Accommodations 84 / 10.89% 687 / 89.11% N/A N/A
Students Without Disabilities 3,713 / 51.23% 3,534 / 48.77% 8137 89.06%
Limited English Proficient 59 / 5.80% 958 / 94.20% 1078 94.34%
Not Limited English Proficient 3,802 / 51.75% 3,545 / 48.25% 8299 88.53%
Economically Disadvantaged 1,291 / 30.60% 2,928 / 69.40% 4665 90.44%
Not Economically Disadvantaged 2,570 / 62.00% 1,575 / 38.00% 4712 87.97%
Migrant Students 256 / 34.83% 479 / 65.17% 784 93.75%
Not Migrant Students 3,605 / 47.25% 4,024 / 52.75% 8593 88.78%
Active Duty Parent/Guardian 307 / 60.20% 203 / 39.80% 564 90.43%
Not Active Duty Parent/Guardian 3,554 / 45.25% 4,300 / 54.75% 8813 89.12%
Homeless 41 / 22.16% 144 / 77.84% 199 92.96%
Not Homeless 3,820 / 46.70% 4,359 / 53.30% 9178 89.12%
Foster Care 18 / 21.69% 65 / 78.31% 89 93.26%
Not Foster Care 3,843 / 46.41% 4,438 / 53.59% 9288 89.16%

 

* Results cannot be published without releasing personally identifiable information.
1 The percentage of students at each proficiency level only includes students who participated in the content assessment.