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2021-22 Red Rock Central District Testing Dates

 

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments/Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MCA/MTAS)

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA III's) 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 III's, but students who receive special education services and meet eligibility criteria may be assigned the MTAS instead of the MCA-III. This is a state and federally mandated assessment program

  • Reading is administered to grades 3, 4 ,5, 6, 7, 8, 10. 
  • Math is administered to grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11. 
  • Science is administered to grades 5, 8, 10. 
  • Testing time for reading MCA III in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 is 2.5 to 3.5 hours. 
  • Testing time for reading MCA III in grades 10 is 2.0 to 3.0 hours. 
  • Testing time for math MCA III in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,and 8 is 1.5 to 2.5 hours. 
  • Testing time for science MCA III in grades 5 and 8 is 1.75 hours. 
  • Testing time for science MCA III in grade 10 is 2 hours.  
  • All times are averages for completion; there are no time limits for taking MCA-IIIs.  Students are encouraged to take their time. 
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Tentative Testing Schedule:

Reading: 1 to 2 ½ hours estimated total time to complete

Monday, March 28th - Thursday, April 4th 

3rd Grade: Morning Testing

5th Grade: Morning Testing

6th Grade: Morning Testing

4th Grade: Morning Testing

Make up date for all 3rd -6th Grade Reading Tests are Tuesday, April 5th

 

Wednesday, April 6th - Monday, April 11th

7th Grade: Periods 

8th Grade: Periods

10th Grade: Periods

Make up date Tuesday, April 12th

 

Math: 1 to 2 ½ hours estimated total time to complete

Tuesday, April 12th - Thursday, April 21st 

3rd Grade: Afternoon Testing

4th Grade: Morning Testing

5th Grade: Morning Testing

6th Grade: Morning Testing

Make up date for 3rd - 5th Grade Math Tests are Friday, April 15th

 

Monday, April 18th - Thursday April 21st 

7th Grade: Periods

8th Grade: Periods 

11th Grade: Algebra 2 students - 4/21 and 4/22 

Basic Stats students 4/20 and 4/21 

Make up dates for 6th and 7th Grade Math Tests Thursday, April 21st and the 8th and 11th Grade Math Tests Friday, April 22nd 

 

Science: ½ an hour to 1 ½ hours estimated total time to complete

Tuesday, April 26th - Friday, April 29th

5th Grade: Morning Testing

8th Grade: Period 

10th Grade Period

Make up date for 5th, 8th and 10th Grade Science Tests Monday, April 2nd


ACT Exam:

  • College entrance exam 
  • Juniors (and Seniors who did not participate as juniors) may take the test once for free
  • Seniors who were scheduled to take the test last Spring can be enrolled in the October 6th testing date
  • RRC will be administering the test on the morning of April 6, 2022


PreACT:
  • The Pre-ACT test provides students with practice for the ACT test and measures of progress towards college readiness. 
  • This test is provided for all 10th grade students on an annual basis. 
  • The test is a shortened version of the ACT and students are provided with test results, as well as personalized career exploration suggestions.
  • Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

 

FastBridge Assessments

  • Taken in Grades K - 4
  • This assessment provides individual student data regarding math concepts and application of skills, reading comprehension, fluency, phonological awareness, phonics, usage, and vocabulary.
  • Tests are given individually for grades K-1
  • Grades 2-4 will be assessed in classroom groups.
  • Results will be available via JMC individual student accounts following each testing cycle.
  • These assessments are LEA required.
  • These Tests are administered three times per year:
    • Week of September 13, 2021
    • Week of January 10, 2022
    • Week of May 9, 2022

 

ACCESS Testing

  • January 31, 2022 - March 4, 2022