School Choice Score: 0%
Charter Schools Score: 0%
Alaska has one and only one entity that is able to authorize charter schools, local school districts. This means that in order for charter schools to survive and thrive they acquiesce to the will of the local school district which means that charters in Alaska are not the innovative bodies they could be and often look just like traditional district schools.
- Source: CER Charter School Law Rankings
Online Learning Score: 0%
For the first time, Alaska’s statewide virtual school, Alaska’s Learning Network (AKLN) received full funding in 2013, although overall funding for online learning is still a problem. Digital learning is of particular importance in Alaska due to the geographic disparity and number of rural and remote districts and schools.
- Source: Digital Learning Now!
Teacher Quality Score: 0%
While teachers in Alaska are not evaluated every year student achievement is the preponderant method of evaluation and is the primary grounds for teacher dismissal. Student success is not the primary method by which teachers are granted/denied tenure. Effective teachers are unable to earn performance pay.