DATES FOR DISTRICT TESTING

April 2 ACT Testing – 11th graders

 

MCA Testing

April 4-5               5th grade reading (AM)

April 4-5                6th grade reading (pm)

April 8-9               7 th grade Reading

April 10-11-12    4th grade Reading  (PM)

April 10-11-12   4rd grade Reading (AM)

April 15-16            6th grade Math (AM)

April 15-16            8th grade Reading (PM) 

April 17-18           7th grade Math

April 17-18           3rd grade Math (PM)

April 23-24           8th grade Math

April 25-26           10th grade Reading

April 24-25           5th grade Math (PM)

April 29-30           11th grade Math

April 29-30 May 1    4th grade Math (PM)

May 1                     8th grade Science

May 2                    10th grade Science

May 7                    5th grade Science

 

NWEA Testing

Sept. 10th -Sept. 14th              Grades K-2 and 4th grade science

Jan.7th – Jan. 11th       Grades K-2

May 13th – May 17th    Grades K-2 and 4th grade Science
 

MTAS tests scheduled individually based on student's schedule


DESCRIPTIONS
 
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. This is state and Federal mandated. 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 in grades 3,4,5, 6,7 and 8 is 2.5 to 3.5 hours. Testing time for reading MCA in grades 10 is 2.0 to 3.0 hours. Testing time for math MCA in grades 3,4, 5,6,7,and 8 is 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Testing time for science MCA in grades 5 and 58 is 1.75 hours. Testing time for science MCA in grade 10 is 2 hours.

NWEA
Red Rock Central students in grades K - 2 participate in District-wide tests in early fall, winter and again each May. These tests measure what children already know in math and reading and what a child still needs to learn, to better assist teachers in targeting instruction to the child's "just-right" learning level. The May tests assess each child's academic growth during the year. Grade 2 and 4 also take a test in Science in the fall and spring. Science testing is 2 hours. Reading and math is 1.5-2.0 testing.

ACT
The ACT  is the leading US college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college. Red Rock Central must provide the opportunity to participate in the test. Subjects tested include English, reading, math, science and writing. This is required by state law. Eleventh graders have the option to take ACT test. The test time for this test is 4.5 hours.