NEW! to Alaska public education, the Alaska State Standards, adopted June 2012. "High academic standards are an important first step in ensuring that all Alaska's students have the tools they need for success." Alaska did not adopt the Common Core State Standards, and instead, adopted our own Alaska State Standards. Adopting states for Common Core had to agree to accept the standards in their entirety and not change them in the future. Alaska is not bound by these restrictions.
The Alaska State Standards do not tell teachers how to teach, nor do the standards place limits on local curriculum.
to learn more about the Alaska State Standards and the Mat-Su Borough School District's plan. Check back as more information will be provided, including information about the assessment piece of meeting the educational goals, Smarter Balanced Assessment.
MSBSD will continue to respond to the needs of our community and always do what is right for children.
If you have additional questions at this time, you may call the MSBSD Public Information Office at 746-9251, or the Office of Instruction at 746-9212. Be informed and be involved. Your child's educational success depends on it.