LSH 2017-2018 Testing Schedule                                                                        Updated 8/23/17

Assessment          

Dates

Grade(s)

Subject(s)

Purpose

Administration Time

Source

Reporting

Fountas and Pinnell

Window

Sept. 5 - Oct 13

Oct. 9 - 13

1-5

Reading 1-5

Benchmarking of comprehension and fluency

10-25 minutes

Individually assessed

District decision

Upon completion of assessment

MAP

Measures of Academic Progress

Window

Jan. 8 -  Feb. 9 

Feb. 5 - 9

K-8

Reading

Math

Demonstrate Proficiency and Growth over time

Reading 90-100 mins

Math 90-100 mins

Group assessed

District decision

Upon completion of assessment

ACCESS for ELLS

Window

Jan. 29 - Mar. 23 

Feb. 6 - 15

1-12

Language

English Language Proficiency

4 hours total

 Legislative requirements/statutes

Fall following the assessment

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs)

MTAS

Window

Mar. 5 - May 4

Science ends

May 11

Park & Hilltop:  Mar. 19 - Apr. 20

MS/HS Apr. 2 - 30

3-8, 10, 11

Reading 3-8, 10

Math 3-8, 11

Science 5, 8, + one time in HS

Measures progress toward Minnesota's academic standards and meeting  Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requirements.

Reading 2.5 - 3.5 hours

Math 1.5 - 2.5 hours

Science 1.75 - 2 hours

  Legislative requirements/statutes

Fall following the assessment

American College Testing (ACT)

Window

Feb. 27-28

Mar. 1 & 6-8

(Online)

April 3 (Writing)

11

Writing

College Readiness Assessment

35-60 minutes depending on section

 Legislative requirements/statutes

Mailed directly to students

PSAT

 (Pre- SAT)

October 25

11 optional

College Readiness

National Merit Scholar Qualification

3 hours

College Board

Mailed directly to students

Fountas and Pinnell

Window

Apr. 30 - May 18

May 14 - 18

K-5

Reading 1-5

Benchmarking of comprehension and fluency

10-25 minutes

Individually assessed

District decision

Upon completion of assessment