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    Assessment Calendar: 2020-2021 Assessment Calendar
    Assessment Descriptions: A summary of assessments given in the NWABSD.
    State of Alaska Resources: Includes information on assessments such as the Kindergarten Developmental Profile, Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM), English Language Proficiency Assessment (ACCESS for ELLs), and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

    Alaska's state summative assessment will be given this year starting at the end of March. Students in grades 3-9 will take an assessment in both English Language Arts and Math. Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will also take an assessment in Science.
    From the last week in March through April, our schools will be focused on this test. You can help by making sure that all children get to bed early and are ready to show what they know on this test!
    Each test will take between 1 and 2 hours. Tests for older students will take longer. Students will get breaks and have snacks provided.
    Student scores are distributed in late summer/early fall after scores are made available to our district. You will receive a printed score report in the mail for your student(s).
    For more information about the PEAKS assessment or the Alaska Science Assessment, you can visit the state's website.
    To try the online practice test go here. To use the online test you need to have the latest version of Google Chrome, and the cache needs to be cleared.



    NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) 
    Parent Toolkit (website) Growth Charts and Tips & Guides for grade levels Pre-K to 12th. Great resource!


    MAP RIT Charts
    RIT Charts show examples of the work students may be able to do at various points along the NWEA RIT scale.
    MAP for Primary Grades
    MAP for Grades 3-10
    MAP Normative Data (2015): These charts show typical scores by grade level for students from across the United States.
    Resource for connecting RIT Scores to math activities
    These two documents are posted with permission of the author.
    The documents are offered as supplemental activities for students to use at home. NWABSD is not affiliated with either of these external websites.