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2019-2020 District Testing Dates
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Fast (Fall)K-69/9-9/20Individual Student Results(ISRs) for MCA tests will be delivered at fall conferences. If parents are unable to attend fall conferences they will be mailed the following day.
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PSAT1110/16
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ASVAB1110/31
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Fast (Winter)K-61/6-1/24
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ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLsK-12 English Learners 2/3-2/7Minnesota Report Card:https://rc.education.state.mn.us/#mySchool/p--3
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ACT 113/24
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Pre-ACT 103/25
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MTASK-8, 10-11 (If noted in Special Education IEP)3/16-5/1
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MCA Reading 7-8, 103/17-3/19
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MCA Reading 3-4, 64/14-4/16
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MCA Reading 54/16-4/17
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MCA Math 3-8, 114/21-4/23
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MCA Science 55/5
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MCA Science 85/5
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MCA Science 115/7
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Fast (Spring) K-65/11-5/22
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Updated 9/10
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TestPurposeRationaleSource of the Requirement Estimated Test Administration Times Fact Sheet
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MCA and MTASTo measure achievement on the Minnesota Academic Standards and measure academic progress of students over time.Minnesota Statutes 120B.30 and ESEAMinnesota Statutes 120B.30 ESEA 2-3.5 hours https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/tests/
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ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLsTo annually assess English language proficiency of all English learners.ESEAESEAUp to 2 hours http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/test/mn/
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Pre-ACTPreACT gives students an estimated ACT test score and can be used as an indicator of college and career readiness. Reports include data to help teachers and counselors target interventions, inform classroom instruction, and guide students in course selection.District-determined optional assessment District Decision 3 hours
http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/6086-PreACT-At-A-Glance.pdf
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College Entrance Exam: ACTTo provide Minnesota graduates information related to career and college readiness.Minnesota Statutes 120B.30 Minnesota Statutes 120B.30Approximately 5 hours http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html
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FAST Universal screening to regularly checking every student’s performance (taking their “temperature”) periodically during the school year. This helps to identify students who are responding well to core instruction (on track), as well as those who may require supplemental (some risk) or intensive (high risk) intervention and instructional support as an integral component to an effective MTSS program.District-determined optional assessment District decision Approximately 15-30 minutes per subject http://www.fastbridge.org/
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ASVABThe ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.Distirct-determend optional assesmentDistrict decision The typical examinee takes 1.5 hours to complete the exam. http://official-asvab.com/docs/asvab_fact_sheet.pdf
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PSATThe Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board Students take the PSAT, not only as preparation for the SAT taken in senior year and widely used as a major criterion for college admissions, but also to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.District-determined optional assessmentDistrict decision3.5 Hourshttps://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/inside-the-test
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ACCUPLACERACCUPLACER is an integrated system of computer-adaptive assessments designed to evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.District-determined optional assessmentDistrict decisionNo time limit, typically takes between 1-3 hours https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student
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