2018-2019 Testing Calendar

Elementary Testing Dates

K-6 FAST Testing Window Sep 4-28 2018

K-6 FAST Testing Window Oct 22-Nov 2 2018

K- 6 FAST Testing Window Jan 7-18 2019

MTAS Grade 3-6 - March 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 2019

MCA READING Grade 3 - April 16, 17 2019

MCA MATH Grade 3April 23, 24 2019

MCA READING Grade 4 - April 16, 17 2019

MCA MATH Grade 4 - April 23, 24 2019

MCA READING Grade 5 - April 16, 17 2019

MCA MATH Grade 5 - April 23, 24 2019

MCA SCIENCE Grade 5 - April 30 2019

MCA READING Grade 6 - April 16, 17 2019

MCA MATH Grade 6 - April 24 2019

MCA READING MAKE-UP Grade 3-6 - April 18 2019

MCA MATH/READING MAKE-UP Grade 
3-6 - April 25, May 1 2019

MCA SCIENCE MAKE-UP Grade 5 -
May 1, 7 2019

K- 6 FAST Testing Window May 6-17 2019


High School Testing Dates

PSAT -
October 10 2018

PRE-ACT Grade 10 -
November 20 2018

NAEP Grade 8
- March 6 2019

MTAS Grades 7, 8, 10, 11 - March 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 2019

ACT -
April 2 2019


MCA READING Grade 7, 8 -
 April 16, 17 2019

MCA READING Grade 10  - April 23 2019

MCA MATH Grade 7, 8
  - April 23, 24 2019

MCA MATH Grade 11 - 
April 23 2019

MCA MATH/READING MAKE-UP -
April 25, 30 2019

MCA SCIENCE GRADE 8  -
May 7 2019

MCA SCIENCE GRADE 10 -
May 7 2019

MCA SCIENCE MAKE-UP -
May 8, 9 2019

ACCUPLACER - 
May 10 2019

AP CALCULUS -
May 14 2019

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