Students across Alaska are sitting down for the Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) test over the course of the next two weeks.
The test, which began on Monday and finishes on April 6, is taken by students from third to ninth grade and is an opportunity to show their understanding of language arts, math and science.
Only fourth, eighth and tenth grade classes take the science portion.
Schools across the district are reminding students to eat a full breakfast and arrive to school on time during their testing period.
Last year was the first year that the PEAKS test were administered and those results will serve as a baseline for future testing.