YKSD Releases District PEAKS Results in Conjunction with the State
See District wide results in Math, Science, and ELA below.
- PEAKS 2017 YKSD Summary Math
- PEAKS 2017 YKSD Summary Science
- PEAKS 2017 YKSD Summary ELA
- Letter from Superintendent Kerry Boyd
Visit the State of Alaska's website to view statewide PEAKS testing results.
The Yukon Koyukuk School District, in partnership with The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED), is working to release the spring 2017 PEAKS score. The following timeline is tentative and subject to change.
Information About Yearly PEAKS Testing
Each spring, schools give the statewide assessment to students in grades 3-10. This test provides students the opportunity to show their understanding of important skills in English language arts, mathematics, and science at their grade level. In most cases, YKSD students will take this assessment on a computer.PEAKS testing window will occur between March 26 and April 27, 2018. More detailed information about spring 2018 PEAKS testing, including grade levels and windows, will be updated as it is provided by the State of Alaska.
Ways to Help Your Child
- Talk to your child about testing. It’s helpful for children to understand why schools give tests.
- Encourage your child. Praise him/her for the things they do well. If your child feels confident, he/she will likely do their best on a test. Children who are afraid of failing are more likely to become anxious about test taking.
- Ensure your child attends school regularly. Testing days are important days to be at school on time to allow for the least stressful testing experience for your child. Avoid scheduling appointments on testing days.
- Help your child get a good night’s sleep the night before a test.
- Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of a test. Hunger can distract a child from the task at hand.
PEAKS Frequently Asked Questions
The State of Alaska uses scores to calculate and report accountability measures. Districts are provided individual score reports to inform educators and parents about student progress on the Alaska State Standards. Student scores for spring 2017 will be mailed home by September 29, 2017.
Keyboards are required for short answer items. Headsets are not required unless a student is receiving text-to-speech as an accommodation.
PEAKS has practice tests available now! Called Online Tools Training (OTT), students, teachers and parents can access sample items, practice the testing interface for all content areas and practice using the universal tools, such as, highlighter, line guide, magnification, sticky notes. These practice tests are not to practice content. Instead, the practice opportunities focus on helping students feel comfortable with the testing interface and using the testing tools. The Practice Test Quick Guide can be found on this page under Resources on the right side and provides directions for accessing the practice tests.
The PEAKS testing window is March 28-April 28. Schools have flexibility in providing the test to students to minimize the impact to instructional time while using the general guidelines of testing weeks as shown on the PEAKS Testing Structures document. For more information about when PEAKS will be administered at your child’s school, please contact your child’s teacher or Principal
YKSD will be participating in the computer-based PEAKS assessment. Students in grades 3-10 will take English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. ELA consists of two parts, reading and writing. Mathematics is also administered in two parts. Students in Grades 4, 8 and 10 will also take science, which is administered in one part.
Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) is the vendor providing the PEAKS assessment for the State of Alaska. DRC is located in Minnesota and is an experienced testing vendor. Visit the State of Alaska’s website for the Press Release regarding the selection of DRC as the vendor for PEAKS: https://education.alaska.gov/tls/Assessments/
PEAKS (Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools) is the new state summative assessment. Participation in the spring state assessment is a requirement of both the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Alaska state regulation to inform stakeholders about student performance. PEAKS is one part of a balanced, comprehensive assessment system, which also includes district and formative assessments