Data & Assessment
- Assess student achievement on Minnesota State standards and district outcomes
- Evaluate curriculum and instruction
- Develop focused instruction and interventions to increase student achievement
- Examine data for instructional planning
- Design and implement staff professional development programs to meet specific academic areas
- The AIMSweb Reading Assessment is an oral reading fluency assessment.
- The NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a computer-based test that measures student academic growth in math and reading curriculum over time.
- The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment III (MCA III) evaluates student achievement on State standards in math, reading, and science.
- GRAD tests in math and reading to receive a diploma from a Minnesota high school. (The initial GRAD tests are embedded in the MCA III tests.)
- Additional teacher-created classroom assessments, including common benchmark assessments, also serve an important function in measuring progress and achievement but are not included on this web page.
- AIMSweb Reading Assessment Grades K-6 Fall/Winter/Spring
- MAP Testing Grades 1-6 Fall/Spring
- MCA III – Math Grades 3-6 Spring
- MCA III - Reading Grades 3-6 Spring
- MCA III – Science Grade 5 Spring
- EXPLORE Test (ACT) Grade 8 Fall
- MAP Testing Grades 7-9 Fall/Spring
- MCA III – Math Grades 7-8 Spring
- MCA III - Reading Grades 7-8 Spring
- MCA III – Science Grade 8 Spring
- MCA III – Reading (GRAD) Grade 10 Spring
- MCA III – Science Grade 10 Spring
- PLAN Test (ACT) Grade 10 Fall
- MCA III – Math (GRAD) Grade 11 Spring
- GRAD Test – Retakes 10-12 (See GRAD routes to graduation flowchart)
Contact your child's school for more information.
While our aim is to use standardized testing to provide a basis for continually improving our programming for students, parents and guardians are afforded the right to exempt their child(ren) from standardized testing and we will work to make sure that your request is honored in the best manner possible. Download the letters below for more information.