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DEED releases school PEAKS results

 

September 7, 2017 | View PDF



The first year results of PEAKS, the online assessment for students in grades three through ten in English language arts and mathematics, are now online. KPBSD students continue to outperform state median scale scores in both English language arts and math.

“PEAKS is one part of the overall picture about how well our students and schools succeed,” said Sean Dusek, superintendent. “KPBSD focuses on continual improvement, creating lifelong learners, and believes the shift toward a greater emphasis on problem solving skills and critical thinking will make a significant, positive difference on all assessments that are implemented in our schools.”

 Parents will receive individual student reports with English language arts and math results in mid-September. KPBSD will mail reports from the district office. It is important to remember:

• Student achievement has not declined

• What is expected of students, and measured, is different than in previous years

• These first PEAKS results are setting a new baseline to help educators understand where students stand on their path to success

• PEAKS results are only one data point. Multiple factors demonstrate student success and drive district decision making processes

A Sept. 1, 2017, Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) press release states, “Alaska educators have been involved in determining student performance criteria on the PEAKS assessment.

 

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