Statistics on children, youth and families in Alaska from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Alaska Children's Trust
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Definition and Source
The Alaska Developmental Profile is an observational tool administered by teachers to all kindergarten students at the beginning of the school year. Although first-grade students who were not assigned ratings in kindergarten are also rated, the percentages in this report include kindergarten students only. Teachers are encouraged to complete a profile for each student during the first four weeks of the school year. Teachers provide a rating for each student in 13 goals within five domains (physical health and well-being, social emotional development, approaches to learning, cognition and general knowledge, and communication language and literacy). A student "consistently demonstrates" a goal if they are generally able to demonstrate the indicative skills and behaviors of the goal 80 percent or more of the time.
Regional analysis excludes smaller school districts with unreliable or unstable statistics.
**Results from the Alaska Developmental Profile are not available for the 2020-2021 school year because of challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alaska Children's Trust
Alaska Children's Trust (ACT) has operated as Alaska’s KIDS COUNT partner since 2016. Alaska Children's Trust is the statewide lead organization focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Our mission focuses on primary, upstream prevention with the goal of ensuring children, youth, families, and communities have the knowledge, skills, supports, and resources they need to thrive. KIDS COUNT Alaska is part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Network and is part of ACT's advocacy portfolio. The mission of KIDS COUNT is to ensure child advocates, policymakers, and the public have access to high-quality, unbiased data about child well-being.Learn More