MCA Test Schedule 2017-18
March 27-28 Reading grade 7
April 3 ACT
April 5-6 Math grade 4
April 5-6 Reading grade 3 in afternoon
April 10-11 Math grade 3
April 12-13 Reading grade 4
April 17-18 Reading grade 8
April 17-18 Reading grade 6 in afternoon
April 19-20 Math grade 7
April 19-20 Reading grade 5 in afternoon
April 24-25 Math grade 8
April 24-25 Math grade 5 in afternoon
April 26-27 Math grade 11
April 26-27 Math grade 6 in afternoon
May 1-2 Reading grade 10
May 3 Science grade 8
May 8 Science grade 5
May 9 Science grade 10
MTAS tests scheduled individually based on student's schedule
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.
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.
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.