Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
ACCESS: 9th  – 12th Grade, EL Students February 16th - March 19th
ACT plus Writing: 11th Grade

March 2nd

MTAS April 7th - April 9th
MCA Reading: 10th Grade April 7th
MCA Math: 11th Grade April 8th
MCA Science April 9th

Glossary of Tests

All tests are performed in the students' base teacher's classroom.

ACCESS

ACCESS is an English language proficiency assessment based on the Minnesota Standards for English Language Development. This is a state required English Language Proficiency assessment for all students identified as English Learners in grades K-12. There are four language domains assessed in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Each year, MDE sends paper Individual Student Reports (ISR) to the school district. Once received in the district, ISRs will be distributed during August Back-to-school events or during fall conferences. RPS families can also view their child’s ACCESS scores in Skyward Family Access.

MCA Math, Reading, and Science

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment is required by the state and measures student progress toward Minnesota academic standards in Reading (grades 3-8 and 10), Math (grades 3-8 and 11), and Science (grades 5, 8, and HS).

Each year, MDE sends paper Individual Student Reports (ISR) to the school district. Once received in the district, ISRs will be distributed during August Back-to-school events or during fall conferences. RPS families can also view their child’s MCA scores in Skyward Family Access.

Upcoming Testing Dates

February

Mayo, EL Students
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Mayo, EL Students
Mayo, EL Students
Mayo, EL Students
Mayo, EL Students
Mayo, EL Students
Mayo, EL Students

March

Mayo, EL Students