2018-2019 Testing Calendar

Elementary Testing Dates

K-6 FAST Testing Window Sep 5 - 29 2017

K-6 FAST Testing Window Oct 23 - Nov 3 2017

K- 6 FAST Testing Window Jan 8 - 19 2018

MTAS Grade 3-6 - March 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 2018

MCA READING Grade 3 - April 17, 18 2018

MCA MATH Grade 3April 24, 25 2018

MCA READING Grade 4 - April 17, 18 2018

MCA MATH Grade 4 - April 24, 25 2018

MCA READING Grade 5 - April 17, 18 2018

MCA MATH Grade 5 - April 24, 25 2018

MCA SCIENCE Grade 5 - May 1 2018

MCA READING Grade 6 - April 17, 18 2018

MCA MATH Grade 6 - April 25 2018

MCA READING MAKE-UP Grade 3-6 - April 19 2018

MCA MATH/READING MAKE-UP Grade 
3-6 - April 26, May 2 2018

MCA SCIENCE MAKE-UP Grade 5 -
May 2, 8 2018

K- 6 FAST Testing Window May 7 - 18 2018


High School Testing Dates

PSAT -
October 11, 2017

ACT Writing Study Grade 11 -
October 16, 17 2017

PRE-ACT Grade 10 -
November 21, 2017

MTAS Grades 7, 8, 10, 11 - March 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 2018

ACT -
April 3 2018


MCA READING Grade 7, 8 -
 April 17, 18 2018

MCA READING Grade 10  - April 24, 25 2018

MCA MATH Grade 7, 8
& 11 - April 24, 25 2018

MCA SCIENCE GRADE 8  - 
MAY 1 2018

MCA SCIENCE GRADE 10 - 
MAY 1 2018

MCA MATH/READING MAKE-UP
-
April 26, May 3 2018

MCA SCIENCE MAKE-UP -
May 2, 8 2018

ACCUPLACER - 
May 10 2018

AP CALCULUS -
May 15 2018

MCA testing will take place in the AM on the dates above starting sometime after 8:15am and ending at approximately 10am.  MCA reading tests take 2-3.5 hours, MCA math tests take 1.5-3 hours, and MCA science takes 1.5-2.5 hours to complete.  We have set aside two days for math and reading but MCA tests are not timed so students will be allowed additional time if necessary.

ACT testing will start 1st hour and be completed sometime 4th hour.

The purpose of these assessments is to measure each student's achievement level for the specified subject, to guide instruction, to measure progress over time, & in some cases provide information related to career and college readiness. 

Test results will be made available as soon as possible after closing the test or test window.  The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the website at http://education.state.mn.us includes information for parents including testing calendars, user guides, test specifications, and technical reports.

Student Participation in Statewide Assessments
Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.31, subdivision 4a, requires the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to publish a form for parents/guardians to complete if they refuse to have their student participate in state-required standardized assessments. The Parent/Guardian Guide to Statewide Testing document provides some basic information to help parents/guardians make informed decisions that benefit their child and their school and community. The form to meet this legislative requirement is available at the link below; it must be returned to your student's district. Your student’s district may require additional information.
Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing Form