Cynthia McKibben

Cindy McKibben

Lead Interventionist & District Assessment Coordinator
P: 907.714.8872
F: 907.262.6354

Assessments: Why Are They Important?

Parents have the right to make educational decisions for their child, including whether to participate in statewide testing. Please check with your school principal for more information.

Department Mission

The Mission of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Assessment Department is to ensure that students have been provided every opportunity to show their knowledge level in multiple ways, provide the results information to district staff and meet State and Federal reporting requirements.


Alaska’s Assessment System is composed of five statewide assessments including the Development Profile, Alternate Assessment, English Language Proficiency Assessment, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and the Statewide Summative Assessment. In addition to the assessments required by the state, KPBSD uses information gathered by AIMSweb Plus and NWEA MAP assessments.

Assessment Information


A variety of annual reports are produced to fulfill federal/state and district mandates. Reports include: