We are approaching an important time for our students as they will taking the MCA tests soon. The following is a brief overview of the MCA tests, taken directly from the Minnesota Department of Education’s (MDE) website:
”The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) are state tests in reading, mathematics, and science that are used to meet federal and state legislative requirements. The tests are administered every year to measure student performance relative to the Minnesota Academic Standards that specify what students in a particular grade should know and be able to do.”
Reading and Mathematics tests are administered to students in grades 3-8, 10th grade students will take the Reading MCA and 11th grade students will take the Mathematics MCA. The Science MCA will be given to students in grades 5-8 and to high school grades who take a life science or biology course. The window in which the MCA tests can be administered is March 6 – May 5. If you have additional questions about these assessments you can access the resources below or contact Mr. Toulouse or Mr. Cotton.