The results are in from the Performance Evaluation of Alaska’s Schools, or PEAKS, test. It was conducted in the schools last spring, testing third through ninth graders.

Across these grades, about half of Wrangell’s students got a “proficient” score in math. The same goes for language arts.

That’s above average compared to the state. About 40 percent of Alaska students were proficient in these subject areas.

The test is relatively new, in its second year. PEAKS came on the scene after the state realized its own testing was not matching up with nationwide standards.

A recent article by KTVA in Anchorage stated Alaska’s fourth-graders are the lowest performing readers of their age in the nation.