As a part of a comprehensive system of student assessments required under AS 14.07.020(b) and 4 AAC 06.710, each district shall administer an approved early literacy screening assessment tool at least once during each school year to
- All students in kindergarten, first, and second grades
- Third grade students identified as experiencing delays in attaining early literacy skills during the second grade
The adopted regulation, as well as further information regarding the specifics of this regulation can be found on the fact sheet and FAQ documents above in the dark blue boxes.
The Governor’s budget included funding to support all districts in the use of early literacy screening assessments for students in grade K – 3. The amount received per district is provided on the document below.
For districts that are already using an early literacy screening tool, the regulations may require no changes to current practice other than the reporting of data to EED. EED will provide districts with additional information regarding how, specifically, the data will be reported.