Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Assessment Schedule

Below you will find the testing dates/windows for each of the assessments that JWP provides for the students. Each assessment name is linked to information regarding that particular assessment.

Any questions regarding this schedule can be directed to Mike Berding, District Assessment Coordinator at mberding@isd2835.org, or 507-231-7801.

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Testing Dates/Windows

FAST 

MCA/MTAS

ACT

PreACT

ASVAB

Assessment Explanations and Seat Times

MINNESOTA COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT (MCA III)

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and alternate assessment Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet federal and state legislative requirements. Students that receive special services and meet specific criteria may be eligible for MTAS.

Test Name

Estimated Length

MCA III --  MATH (El.)

1.5 - 2 hours

MCA III -- READING (El.)

2.5 - 3 hours

MCA III -- SCIENCE (El.)

1.75 hours

MCA III -- MATH (Sec.)

2 - 2.5 hours

MCA III -- READING (Sec.)

2.5 - 3.5 hours

MCA III -- SCIENCE (Sec.)

1.75 hours

MCA Parent Fact Sheet

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MINNESOTA TEST OF ACADEMIC SKILLS (MTAS)

The Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) is an alternative to the MCA that is administered to eligible students receiving special services.

Test Name

Estimated Length

MTAS -- MATH

30 - 60 minutes

MTAS -- READING

45 - 90 minutes

MTAS -- SCIENCE

30 - 60 minutes

MTAS Parent Fact Sheet

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FAST

FAST is an optional assessment administered by the district to measure Math Skills, Reading Skills and Reading Fluency. This collection of data is then used to determine eligibility for intervention programs such as Reading/Math Corps and Title I. The program allows the tests to be administered multiple times. JWP schedules the windows in three different blocks within which all students will be assessed.

Session

Grade

Estimated Length

Fall

K - 6

Winter

K - 6

Spring

K - 6

Access FAST information at FastBridge

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ACT

The ACT is an assessment used typically for undergraduate admissions as well as demonstration of schools preparing their students for college.

Test Name

Estimated Length

ACT PLUS WRITING

2 hours 55 minutes

Access the ACT Official Website

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Pre-ACT

The ACT is an assessment used typically for undergraduate admissions as well as demonstration of schools preparing their students for college.

Test Name

Estimated Length

Pre-ACT

2 hours 55 minutes

Access the Pre-ACT Official Page

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