MDE STATE TESTING

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MDE Family Test Info

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/fam/tests/

What is the MCA? Why do we give these tests? Who must take these tests? How are tests administered? How can students prepare for the tests? What does it take to pass the tests? What skills are assessed by the MCA? How can I see the MCA results for my child, school, and district?


2018-19 Testing Calendar - State-wide Start & End Dates

2018-19 Testing Calendar

While the Minnesota Department of Education strives to ensure this testing schedule remains unaltered, it is subject to change based on assessment decisions made by the Minnesota Legislature or U.S. Congress.

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs)

Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS)

ACCESS for ELLs

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

January 28

  • ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs begins

March 4

  • MCA Reading grades 3–8 and 10 and Mathematics grades 3–8 and 11 begins
  • MCA Science grades 5, 8, and high school begins
  • MTAS Reading, Mathematics, and Science begins

March 22

  • ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs ends

May 3

  • MCA Reading grades 3–8 and 10 and Mathematics grades 3–8 and 11 ends
  • MTAS Reading, Mathematics, and Science ends

May 10

  • MCA Science grades 5, 8, and high school ends

QUESTIONS?

Our District Assessment Coordinator is Gregg Zender, gzender@isd465.org. 320-693-2436


You may also direct questions to building principals.

Litchfield detailed testing dates below.

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Headphones & Cleaning Stations

Certain MCA tests or portions of a test may require headphones. The school district may provide your student with headphones to wear. Headphones are managed by the media staff and cleaned after use.