2019-2020 Testing Calendar

Elementary Testing Dates:
Fall FAST Testing Window 9-3-2019 to 9-17-2019
Late Fall FAST Testing 10-22-2019 to 11-5-2019
Winter FAST Testing 1-6-2020 to 1-21-2020
MTAS Grades 3-6 3-5,6,10,11,12-2020
ACCESS for ELLS 3-11-2020 & 3-12-2020
MCA Reading Grades 3-6 Testing 4-21-2020 & 4-22-2020
MCA Reading Make-up Grades 3-6 4-23-2020
MCA Math Graders 3-6 Testing 4-28-2020 & 4-29-2020
MCA Reading/Math Make-up Grades 3-6 4-30-2020
MCA Science Grade 5 Testing 5-5-2020
MCA Science Make-up Grade 5 5-6-2020
Spring FAST Testing 5-7-2020 to 5-21-2020

High School Testing Dates:
PSAT Grade 11 10-16-2019
PRE ACT Grade 10 11-19-2020
CSWA 1-7-2020 & 1-9-2020
MTAS Grades 7,8,10,11 3-5,6,10,11,12-2020
ACCESS for ELLS 3-11-2020 & 3-12-2020
ACT Grade 11 3-24-2020
MCA Reading Grade 7 & 8 4-21-2020 & 4-22-2020
MCA Reading Make-up Grades 7 & 8 4-23-2020
MCA Math Grade 7 & 8 4-28-2020 & 4-29-2020
MCA Math 11 4-28-2020
MCA Read 10 4-28-2020
AP Calculus 5-5-2020
MCA Science 8 5-5-2020
MCA Science 10 5-5-2020
MCA Science Make-up Grade 8 & 10 5-6-2020
Accuplacer Grade 10 & 11 5-14-2020

MCA testing will take place in the AM on the dates above starting sometime after 8:15 AM and ending at approximately 10 AM.  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