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Pre-ACT Testing
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: October 16 – 10th graders

Full Practice ACT Test
DATE: March 9th - 11th graders

ACT Testing
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 opportunity is required by state law. Eleventh and twelfth graders have the option to take ACT test. The test time for this test is 4.5 hours.
DATE: March 24 

MCA III Testing
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 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 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 58 is 1.75 hours. Testing time for science MCA III in grade 10 is 2 hours.


          Monday - Thursday, April 6 - 9th
                                         8th grade      periods 1 & 2
                                         7th grade      period  2
                                         6th grade      am 
                                         5th grade      am 
                                         4th grade      am 
                                         3rd grade      am 
          Tuesday - Friday, April 14 - 17
                                       10th grade    periods 6 & 7
          Monday - Wednesday, April 20 - 22
                                       3rd grade      am 
                                       4th grade      am 
                                       5th grade      am
          Monday - Thursday, April 20 - 23
                                      7th grade       period 6 
          Wednesday - Friday, April 22 - 24 
                                      6th grade       am 
                                     11th grade      periods 2 & 4 
          Thursday - Friday and Monday - Tuesday, April 23, 24, 27, & 28
                                      8th grade      periods 1 & 6 
           Tuesday - Friday, April 28-30 and May 1
                                      5th grade       am 
           Thursday - Friday and Monday, April 30, May 1 & 4
                                      8th grade       periods 5 & 6    
           Thursday - Friday and Monday - Tuesday, April 30, May 1, 4, & 5
                                      10th grade     periods 1 & 3 

In the spring of 2019 your child took MCAIII assessements.  Student Performance Data will be provided to guardians during the Nov. 7, 2019 conferences.  If you are unable to attend the conferences, please contact Mrs. Friesen at RRC and your child's results will be mailed to you. 
For an MCA fact sheet for parents (Questions and Answers about the MCA in Reading, Mathematics, and Science), go to:

For an information shee on test preparation (Test Preparation Suggestions for Parents and Teachers), go to: 

MTAS tests (Minnesota Test of Academic Skills) are scheduled individually based on each student's schedule.

NWEA Testing

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 require 1.5-2.0 hours of testing.

          September 9-13  (K-2, math & reading)
          January 6-10  (K-2, math & reading)
          May 4-8  (K-2, math & reading)

DIBELS Assessment
Dibels is a standardized, individual reading assessment given to Title I students which tracks student performance and improvement. It is administered three times a year, in the Fall, Winter & Spring.