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Star of the North Secondary School

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Posted September 15, 2009

they have helped my son's grades and he's starting to like school again.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
>=80%

2009

 
 
68%

2008

 
 
>80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2011.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
50%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
65%

2008

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
>90%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2011.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
53%

2008

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 77% in 2011.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
65%

2008

 
 
68%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
56%

2008

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
>=80%

2009

 
 
78%

2008

 
 
>90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
67%

2008

 
 
80%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
57%

2008

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=80%

2010

 
 
>=80%

2009

 
 
>=80%

2008

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
69%

2008

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
>=80%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
67%
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 Students47%
Female38%
Male55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged<=40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female>=75%
Male>=80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female50%
Male55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
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 Students58%
Female>=75%
Male40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female>=75%
Male60%
Native Americann/a
White>=80%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=80%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female67%
Male<=20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female>=75%
Male30%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
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 Students36%
Female43%
Male33%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities47%

Reading

All Students64%
Female>=60%
Male60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities82%

Writing

All Students64%
Female>=60%
Male60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students56%
Female44%
Male>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%

Reading

All Students>=80%
Female>=75%
Male>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=80%

Science

All Students69%
Female56%
Male>=60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%

Writing

All Students69%
Female>=75%
Male57%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
>=80%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=80%

2010

 
 
>=80%

2009

 
 
>=80%

2008

 
 
>80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
79%

2008

 
 
>80%
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

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
>=60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
>=75%
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 29% in 2010.

2010

 
 
>=60%

2009

 
 
>=60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=60%

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 Students81%
Female67%
Male>=60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=80%

Reading

All Students>=80%
Female>=75%
Male>=60%
Multiracialn/a
White>=80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=80%

Writing

All Students69%
Female>=75%
Male57%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/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

Writing

All Students>=60%
Male>=60%
Not economically disadvantaged>=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.

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 67% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 17% 23%
Hispanic 6% 6%
Black 5% 4%
Two or more races 4% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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