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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 69% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
<=20%

2008

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
50%

2008

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
<=25%

2008

 
 
11%
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 68% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
19%

2008

 
 
<10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=80%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
42%

2008

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2011.

9 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
13%

2008

 
 
<10%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 77% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=80%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
24%

2008

 
 
9%
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 60% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
<=40%

2008

 
 
<20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
50%

2008

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
<=40%

2008

 
 
70%
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 63% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
<=40%

2009

 
 
<=20%

2008

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
<=40%

2009

 
 
75%

2008

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
<=40%

2009

 
 
46%

2008

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
<=40%

2009

 
 
42%

2008

 
 
55%
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 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

Math

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged<=40%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students>=80%
Femalen/a
Male>=75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male>=75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students>=80%
Femalen/a
Male>=75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=60%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=75%
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 Students35%
Femalen/a
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged<=40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
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 Students14%
Female<=20%
Male<=40%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White<=20%
Economically disadvantaged<=20%
Not economically disadvantaged<=40%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female41%
Male<=40%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female39%
Male>=60%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female53%
Male<=40%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities59%
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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
<=40%

2009

 
 
58%

2008

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
<=40%

2009

 
 
>=80%

2008

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
<=40%

2009

 
 
42%

2008

 
 
46%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 38% in 2011.

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
>=60%

2009

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
53%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 32% in 2011.

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
<=40%

2010

 
 
>=75%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 46% in 2011.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
>=60%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students36%
Female41%
Male<=40%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female53%
Male>=60%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female41%
Male<=40%
Black<=40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 Students25%
Female<=40%
Male<=40%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged<=20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Femalen/a
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners50%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female50%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 Students16%
Female<=25%
Male<=20%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander<=20%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learners<=25%

Reading

All Students<=40%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asian/Pacific Islander<=40%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities<=40%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners<=40%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. 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 35% 52%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 12% 2%
Hispanic 12% 6%
Two or more races 12% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 23%
Black 11% 4%
Asian 7% 6%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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