2017-2018 Testing Schedule

 

Subject and Grade Level

 

MCA/MTAS

Minnesota’s statewide tests are objective, standardized measures of student achievement on academic or proficiency standards. Students, families, teachers and administrators use statewide test results as part of a comprehensive system for evaluating learning. The standards-based accountability assessments are aligned to the Minnesota Academic Standards and the primary purpose of the assessments is to measure achievement on these standards.

NWEA (MAP)

MAP is a norm-referenced measure of student growth over time. MAP assessments, joined with other data points, provide detailed, actionable data about where each child is on his or her unique learning path.

(1-2 hours)

Reading

Grades K-2

 

September 5-8

January 8-12

May 14-18

Grades 3-6

April 23-27

(2.5-3.5 hours)

September 11-15

January 15-19

Grades 7-8

April 30-May 4

(2.5-3.5 hours)

September 25-29

January 22-26

Grades 9-10

April 30-May 4 (Grade 10 only)

(2-3 hours)

September 25-29

May 21-25 (Grade 9  only)

Math

Grades K-2

 

September 5-8

January 8-12

May 14-18

Grades 3-6

April 30-May 4

(1.5-2.5 hours)

September 11-15

January 15-19

Grades 7-8

April 30-May 4

(2-3 hours)

September 25-29

January 22-26

Grade 9-12

April 30-May 4 (Grade 11 only)

(1-5-2.5 hours)

September 25-29 (Grades 9-11)

May 21-25 (Grade 10 only)

Science

Grades 5

May 7-11

(1.5-2 hours)

 

Grades 8

May 7-11

(1.5-2 hours)

 

Grades 10

May 7-11

(2-2.5 hours)

 

MTAS

Math

(30-60 minutes)

 

Science

(30-60 minutes)

 

Reading

(45-90 minutes)

 

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http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/test/

https://www.nwea.org/

Test results are available within 24 hours for NWEA. Unofficial results for MCA are available within 24 hours. Official results are released in August.