September 15, 2017
Working together with families in a partnership of teachers, staff and community members to provide an individualized learning environment that fosters high achievement in core and elective areas; preparing students for life-long success.
Celebrating 20 Years
Tuesday, Sep. 19th, 6pm
4855 Arctic Boulevard
PEAKS 2017 Student-Level Score Reporting
The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) is Alaska’s summative assessment for students in grades 3-10 and was administered for the first time in spring 2017. The purpose of a large-scale, summative assessment is to provide information to parents, educators, policy makers, communities and businesses about how Alaska’s schools and districts are performing, along with an overall picture of an individual student’s progress in meeting standards at his/her grade level.
PEAKS measures student performance in the Alaska English language arts, mathematics and science standards. The State of Alaska spent the summer setting and approving cut scores for the state, districts and schools.
At this time, districts and schools are beginning the score reporting process with the preliminary work of interpreting and understanding PEAKS results. The Anchorage School District is currently preparing our online student information system for parents to receive electronic PEAKS results on September 22nd.
For both math and English language arts, each student will receive an overall score that is aligned to one of four achievement levels: Proficient, Advanced, Below-Proficient and Far-Below Proficient. Students performing at a scale score of 500 or more are Proficient. In addition, information on groups of standards, called reporting categories, will also be provided as part of the score reporting process. For detailed information on PEAKS score reporting, please reference the Parent Guide to Student Reports Spring 2017 PEAKS Assessment English Language Arts and Mathematics (and Science), available on the ASD PEAKS website, http://www.asdk12.org/peaks/.
Please remember, PEAKS is not a pass/fail test. PEAKS is aligned to the Alaska State Standards and is a new assessment. This means PEAKS scores provide a new baseline to guide decision-making and support students on their path to success. Alaska increased the rigor of its standards and assessments so that our students are academically ready for jobs, career training and college. The Anchorage School District maintains high learning expectations for all students and is committed to preparing students for success in life.
Breakthrough Junior Challenge Video contest for students 13-18
- Good at explaining science or math?
- Want a chance to win a $250,000 scholarship?
We’re proud to support the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest again this year. To qualify, create a short (under three minutes) video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way. If you win, you’ll receive the college scholarship, your teacher will receive a $50,000 prize, and your school will get a new $100,000 science lab!
Anyone ages 13 through 18 is eligible. The winner will also be invited to an awards ceremony where the prize will be presented in front of superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood.
P.S. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2017. Learn more and register today.
4th & 5th Grade Students Art Contest Opportunity
Color of Justice 2017
20 yr Anniversary: September 19th - 6:00 p.m.
ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Board President: Tam Agosti-Gisler (742-1101 ext. 4)
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