2017-2018 Testing Calendar

Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools

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ACCESS & Alternate ACCESS for ELLs:

TESTING WINDOW:  January 29 - March 23

College Entrance Exams:

ACT (American College Testing)

Purpose is to provide Minnesota graduates information related to career and college readiness

PRE-ACT

Preliminary SAT (PSAT):  The PSAT(or National Merit Qualifying Test) is a preliminary test for the SAT. Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, a great score on the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards. The PSAT(a timed test) measures: critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills,and writing skills. The test costs $16 (checks payable to KMHS). Only  a limited number of tests are left so if a junior is interested in taking the test they must sign up in the Guidance Office by Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Formative Assessment System for Teachers (FAST)

September 5-29, 2017

January 2-31 , 2018

May 1-31, 2018

September 5-29, 2017

January 2-31 , 2018

May 1-31, 2018

Fountas and Pinnell Benchmarking

Kindergarten - Dec., Jan., May

First & Second Grade - Sept., Jan., May

Third & Fourth Grade - Sept., May

Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS):

TESTING WINDOW:  March 5 - May 4

Subject and Test

Estimated Time

Reading MTAS

45–90 minutes

Mathematics MTAS

30­–60 minutes

Science MTAS

30­–60 minutes


Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA-III):


Parent/Guardian Guide to Statewide Testing &

Parent/Guardian Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Assessments

https://www.education.state.mn.us/mdeprod/groups/educ/documents/hiddencontent/bwrl/mdu5/~edisp/mde059688.pdf