Introduction Results from Alaska’s new statewide standardized assessment, the Alaska System of Academic Readiness (AK STAR), offer a glimpse of how Alaska’s students are doing post-pandemic. Although not directly comparable to the PerformanceRead More
National Assessment Results: Alaska a Full Year Behind the National Average
Introduction Late October brought the release of the 2022 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. The NAEP is a nationwide assessment that coversRead More
Alaska Standardized Test Promises Continuity, Less Time Testing
The Alaska System of Academic Readiness (AK STAR) exam was given to Alaska K–12 students for the first time in the spring of 2022. Previously, there were two different spring assessments administered, MAPSRead More
When Will Our Schools Return To Normal?
If the word “normal” seems overused these days, you aren’t imagining it. Everyone wants to get back to normal. Especially in our local schools. But that’s easier said than done. My perception ofRead More
APF Selected As Award Finalist!
Alaska Policy Forum is honored to have been selected as a finalist for the State Policy Network’s Bob Williams Award for Outstanding Policy Achievement — Biggest Home State Win! APF was proud toRead More
Op-Ed: The Effectiveness of Read by 9 Reforms
This op-ed was originally published in the Anchorage Daily News and the Mat-Su Frontiersman. APF appreciates Ms. Van Dyke’s advocacy, and looks forward to the positive outcomes of this reform. by Debra VanRead More