Wrangell’s students’ standardized test scores haven’t changed much over the last two years. Third through ninth graders took the Performance Evaluation of Alaska’s Schools, or PEAKS test, last spring. The state released the results this month.

49 percent of students tested “proficient” in English, and 57 percent in math. That’s only a slight increase for math and decrease for language arts since the year before.

Wrangell is fairing better than the rest of the state. Less than 40 percent of Alaska students were proficient in these subject areas.

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