Annual Assessment Calendar

September

  • Fountas & Pinnell Running Reading Records (K-5)
    Approximate amount of testing time for students: 10-60 minutes
  • NWEA Reading (1st-5th) (Second week of September until the second week of October)
    Approximate amount of testing time for students: 30-60 minutes
  • NWEA Math (1st-5th)
    Approximate amount of testing time for students: 30-60 minutes
  • Ed Check Up/FAST for Reading
    Approximate amount of testing time for students: 10-15 minutes

Results from September assessments will be shared in the October conferences. FAST results that indicate a need for reading interventions will be shared with families by the end of the month.

January

  • Fountas & Pinnell Running Reading Records (K-5)
    Approximate amount of testing time for students: 10-60 minutes

February

  • NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress (4th grade) Thursday, February 7, 2019
    Approximate amount of testing time for students: Reading 120 minutes. Math 120 minute

Results from January assessments will be shared in the February conferences.  FAST results that indicate a need for reading interventions will be shared with families by the end of the month.  

April

  • MCA and MTAS. These tests are given in the following subjects and grade levels:
    • Math Grades 3-5 (April 1-27)
      Approximate amount of testing time for students: 30-60 minutes
    • Reading Grades 3-5 (April 8-30)
      Approximate amount of testing time for students: 45-90 minutes
    • Science Grade 5 (April 29-30): http://minnesota.pearsonaccessnext.com
      Approximate amount of testing time for students: 30-60 minutes

May

  • Fountas & Pinnell Running Reading Records (K-5)
    Approximate amount of testing time for students: 10-60 minutes
  • Ed Checkup for all students
    Approximate amount of testing time for students: 10-15 minutes
  • NWEA Reading (K-5th) (Late April until mid May)
    Approximate amount of testing time for students: 30-60 minutes
  • NWEA Math (K-5th)
    Approximate amount of testing time for students: 10-15 minutes

Results from Fountas and Pinnell and FAST will be shared in the final report card. All MCA results are mailed out to families late August to early September.  

What are the MCAs?

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) and alternate assessment, Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS), are the statewide tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota's academic standards and meet the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Students take one test in each subject. Most students take the MCA, but students who receive special education services and meet eligibility criteria may take the MTAS.

MCA Testing

What are the NWEA Assessments?

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) – These computerized tests are adaptive and offered in Reading, Language Usage, and Mathematics. When taking a MAP® test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. In an optimal test, a student answers approximately half the items correctly and half incorrectly. The final score is an estimate of the student’s achievement level. https://www.nwea.org

What is the NAEP?

First administered in 1969, NAEP is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation's students know and can do in various subjects such as mathematics, reading, science, and writing. Read more »