2017-2018 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

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 24, 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

ACT - April 3 2018

ACCUPLACER -
April 10 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, 2 2018

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

MCA SCIENCE MAKE-UP -
May 3, 4, 8 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 each test 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.