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How do we know if our students are learning? American Samoa Department of Education (ASDOE) assessment system is an important part of the answer.

Assessment is a tool for measuring what students know and what they can do. American Samoa’s assessment system shows how knowledgeable a student is on a particular area or subject according to American Samoa educational standards. Assessment is part of providing an excellent education for every student every day.

Island-wide assessment ensures that families, teachers, administrators, and community leaders can see how students perform across the Island. The information gathered from assessments helps guide policy decisions, curriculum selection, professional learning for teachers and staff, instructional decisions, and parent support recommendations. ASDOE Standards is dedicated to providing effective, accessible, and equitable assessment to best serve the needs of all American Samoa students.

I.T Team

Sam Uhrle

Assistant Director


  • To support the mission of the DOE in division-wide strategies and initiatives, including implementation of the DOE and Division's Strategic Plan

  • To coordinate and implement a strategic plan for assessment and program view

  • To work with the Assessment Team to provide leadership on assessment and program review for the Division and DOE

  • To promote and implement ethical principles and standards of good practice in assessment and program review

  • To expand and enhance professional continuing education and development opportunities on assessment for staff in the department

  • To collaborate/consult with schools, staff members, and other groups or individuals in developing and implementing assessment and research projects and to disseminate information related to the project


The following are some of the assessments our office administers. Registration process varies based on the type of assessment. Please schedule an appointment or call in to find out more. 

  •  English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)

  • 2. Standard Based Assessment (SBA)

  • 3. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

  • 4. American College Test (ACT) 

  • 5. Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL (Computer Based) 

  • 6. High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)

  • General Education Development (GED)

  • 8. NVPTHS Entrance Exam 

  • 9. Student Trade Exam NOCTI (Computer Based) 

  • 10. NVTHS NOCTI- Teacher Trades Exam (Computer Based)

  • 11. PRAXIS I & II - Teacher Certification Exam (Computer Based)

  • 12. ASDOE Placement Test

  • 13. Other 


SBA - Service Training Documents

SBA Internet Based Training Presentation

American Samoa Department of Education Standard Based Assessment (SBA) Presentation is available by clicking on the link below.

SBA In-Service Attendance

Please fill this out to confirm your attendance.

SBA Evaluation Form

To demonstrate that you have completed our SBA In-Service Training, kindly complete the Evaluation form below.

SBA Paper-Internet Based Manual

Please use this Manual on your schedule testing day.

SBA Absentee Form

Fill out the form below to help us better understand your class participation rate.

SBA Irregularity Report

Test administrators should complete the form below if they feel or suspect there is an error in or during the test.

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