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About The Standards Based Assessments (SBAs) Tests



State Testing Information for Alaska

Portions of the following material were taken from the Alaska Department of Education website. Please see our links and source sections at the bottom of the page for more details and references.

General Description of the Tests

Standards Based Assessments (SBAs)

  • Grades: 3-10
  • Subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science
  • Proficiency-based criterion-referenced tests


TerraNova, Third Edition

  • Grades: 5, 7
  • Subjects: Reading, Language, Mathematics (Optional: Vocabulary, Language, Mechanics, Mathematics, Computation, Spelling, Science, Social Studies)
  • Standardized norm referenced test


Alternate Assessment (AA)

  • Grades: 3–10
  • Subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science
  • Assessment of students with significant cognitive disabilities
  • To ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities have access to, participate in, and make progress in the general education curricula, as well as show what they know and can learn.


National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • Grades: 4, 8
  • Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Writing, U.S. History, Civics, Geography, Arts
  • Also known as "the Nation's Report Card"
  • The only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas
  • Used to measure national student achievement and to make state-to-state comparisons and state-to-nation comparisons
  • The achievement level graphs include information for all NAEP demographic variables: all students, race/ethnicity, eligibility for free/reduced lunch, students with disabilities, and English Language Learners.



Testing Schedule
2012-2013 Statewide Testing Dates



Links
Alaska Assessment, Accountability and Student Information
Standards Based Assessments (SBAs)
TerraNova, Third Edition
Alternate Assessment (AA)
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)


 
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