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North Star Elementary School

Public | PK-7 | 404 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2012

im a student in middle school and most of my friends who went here were very under educated


Posted October 24, 2004

North Star is a wonderful school. The entire staff's involvement and commitment to our students is extraordinary. The personnel at North Star are committed to teaching our children. Everyone at North Star ensures that our children know they are indeed, 'Shining Stars'. I feel fortunate that my children are being taugh at North Star.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
54%

2008

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
59%

2008

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
54%

2008

 
 
44%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
48%

2008

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
56%

2008

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
22%

2008

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 76% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
50%

2008

 
 
58%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
50%

2008

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
70%

2008

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
64%

2008

 
 
58%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
43%

2008

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
64%

2008

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
52%

2008

 
 
72%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
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2008

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a

2008

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female67%
Male70%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=90%
Male>=90%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners>=75%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female71%
Male78%
Black>=60%
Asian/Pacific Islander>=80%
Hispanic>=75%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American>=60%
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners63%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female59%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American56%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American44%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners25%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female34%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American30%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners<=20%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American67%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners42%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female41%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic<=40%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American<=40%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=75%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American43%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities>=90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female56%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic>=60%
Multiracial>=60%
Native American<=40%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students49%
Female61%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial63%
Native American<=40%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female72%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial50%
Native American<=40%
White>=75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female72%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial50%
Native American<=40%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities<=20%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 23% 52%
Asian 19% 6%
Hispanic 15% 6%
Two or more races 14% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 13% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 2%
Black 7% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Anchorage, AK 99503
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