Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress towards Minnesota's academic standards and meet the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). All students in grades 3-8 and 10-11 are required to participate in State testing.
Testing is used in schools to measure student achievement. State tests are given to students in a district once a year, based on their grade level and subject area. Classroom tests are given by teachers on a more regular basis and may include quizzes, mid-terms, chapter tests, and final exams. Both types of tests give teachers an idea of how well their students are learning the concepts presented to them in the classroom.
The required MCA tests are:
Grade 3: Reading, Mathematics, and Science
Grade 4: Reading and Mathematics
Grade 5: Reading and Mathematics
Grade 6: Reading and Mathematics
Grade 7: Reading and Mathematics
Grade 8: Reading, Mathematics, and Science
Grade 10: Reading and Science
Grade 11: Mathematics
Juniors are also required to take the ACT on April 19, 2017.
Princeton Online Academy Testing Options:
For students outside the area, mobile testing centers are arranged within a one hour drive for students to take the test. Staff will work with families to set up these testing dates.
Tips for a Great Test Day:
The morning of the test:
After the test: