Alaska education department will replace new statewide standardized test | Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska’s Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will get rid of the new statewide standardized test less than a year after students in grades 3 through 10 took the exam for the first time.

Source: Alaska education department will replace new statewide standardized test | Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Board of Education pauses teacher evaluation changes | Education | newsminer.com

FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Board of Education advanced a proposal this week that would halt a pilot program requiring student achievement data be used in teacher evaluations.

Source: Alaska Board of Education pauses teacher evaluation changes | Education | newsminer.com

Dispatches from Peace Corps Mongolia – GHS Graduate Hayley Crow

Growing up in Glennallen, Hayley Crow was prepared for two years in a remote village while serving in the Peace Corps. Instead, she was placed at a hospital in a city of 1.5 million. It’s the first of many surprises during her two years as a volunteer in Mongolia.

Source: Dispatches from Peace Corps Mongolia – Green & Gold News

Alaska education commissioner says state must fix or ditch standardized test | Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska school district superintendents have complained that results generated by the new test are too vague to inform changes in instruction.

Source: Alaska education commissioner says state must fix or ditch standardized test | Alaska Dispatch News