Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Alaska System of Academic Readiness (AK STAR) assessment will be administered to all students in 3rd-9th grade in English Language Arts (ELA) and math on April 12th and 13th.  

The Alaska Science Assessment will be administered to all 5th, 8th, and 10th grade students on April 14th.  

It is very important that your child arrives each day on time for these tests.  

The following are a list of things you can do to ensure that your child does his/her best:
• Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep.
• Encourage your child to eat a good breakfast each morning.
• Make sure your child attends school each day and arrives on time.
• Have a positive attitude toward testing and encourage your child to do their best each day.
• We encourage that all student’s electronic devices be left at home ie.… phones, Smart Watches, iPods, etc…  Electronic devices will not be permitted in the testing areas.  

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child and the achievement tests, please contact me or Principal Jim Wilson.


Marti Rookala
UCSD Test Coordinator

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