PEAKS Science Assessment Review Interest Application

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) is recruiting educators to provide input regarding test design for the new Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools (PEAKS) Science assessments based on new Alaska Science Standards adopted in June, 2019.  The Assessment Review meeting will take place in Anchorage, AK on January 14 - 16, 2020.

The Assessment Review will consist of panelists working together in the following groups:

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 10 
Panelists will be responsible for providing feedback on potential test design blueprints, reviewing draft Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) and potential assessment items.  While reviewing Alaska Science Standards, panelists will provide feedback on which standards should be assessed at specific grade levels.  
To be selected, panelists need to have -
  1. Experience teaching science at the specified grade levels.  
  2. Knowledge of the Alaska Science Standards. 
Panelists must have the ability to work effectively as a team member and independently. Panelists must also be available for the duration of the meeting. 

Panel diversity is essential and DEED will select panelists, to the best extent possible, based on the tested student population of Alaska in terms of ethnicity, gender, and regional representation.  


If you are interested in serving on a panel, please complete this application by Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

Application Process: To apply, click the button below and complete all the questions that follow. Completion of all questions is essential for best placement of panelists. NOTE: The survey will time out after 40 minutes and data may be lost. 

Travel and Per Diem: Panelists' travel to and from Anchorage will be covered, as well as lodging and daily per diem. A daily stipend of $150 will be provided to all participants. Panelists will receive further details via email upon selection.

Click the button below to begin the application process.