TESTING CALENDAR 2020-21

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TEST
LEVEL
SCHOOL
GRADE
DATES
ESTIMATED TIME
RATIONALE
DIBELS ReadingDistrictNorth Star

Raleigh
K-5
Sept 21 - Oct 8

Jan 4 - Jan 29

May 3 - May 28
30 MinutesThe DIBELS measures were specifically designed to assess the Big Ideas in Reading. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills. These research-based measures are linked to one another and predictive of later reading proficiency.
MCA: ReadingStateNorth Star

Raleigh
3 - 5
May 3 - 4

Make-up May 6
Reading: 2.5 to 3 hoursThe purpose of the MCA is to measure Minnesota students’ achievement on the Minnesota Academic Standards. The MCA results inform curriculum decisions at the district level; inform instruction at the classroom level; and, in reading and mathematics, demonstrate student academic progress from year to year.
MCA: MathStateNorth Star

Raleigh
3 - 5
May 10 - 11

Make-up May 13
Reading: 2.5 to 3 hoursThe purpose of the MCA is to measure Minnesota students’ achievement on the Minnesota Academic Standards. The MCA results inform curriculum decisions at the district level; inform instruction at the classroom level; and, in reading and mathematics, demonstrate student academic progress from year to year.
MCA: ReadingStateNorth Star
6 - 8
May 10 and 13Reading: 2.5 to 3 hoursThe purpose of the MCA is to measure Minnesota students’ achievement on the Minnesota Academic Standards. The MCA results inform curriculum decisions at the district level; inform instruction at the classroom level; and, in reading and mathematics, demonstrate student academic progress from year to year.
MCA: MathStateNorth Star

Raleigh
6 -8
May 11 and 14Reading: 2.5 to 3 hoursThe purpose of the MCA is to measure Minnesota students’ achievement on the Minnesota Academic Standards. The MCA results inform curriculum decisions at the district level; inform instruction at the classroom level; and, in reading and mathematics, demonstrate student academic progress from year to year.
MCA: ScienceStateNorth Star

Raleigh
5
May 17 and 18
Make up May 20
1.75 hoursThe purpose of the MCA is to measure Minnesota students’ achievement on the Minnesota Academic Standards. The MCA results inform curriculum decisions at the district level; inform instruction at the classroom level; and, in reading and mathematics, demonstrate student academic progress from year to year.
MCA: ScienceStateNorth Star
8
May 18 and 211.75 hoursThe purpose of the MCA is to measure Minnesota students’ achievement on the Minnesota Academic Standards. The MCA results inform curriculum decisions at the district level; inform instruction at the classroom level; and, in reading and mathematics, demonstrate student academic progress from year to year.
MTAS: Science, Reading, and MathStateNorth Star

Raleigh
3 - 8
March 8 - May 211-2 hoursThe MTAS measures the extent to which students with significant cognitive disabilities are making progress in the general education curriculum on standards that have been reduced in breadth, depth, and complexity. The MTAS is a performance-based assessment where performance tasks in reading, mathematics, and science are administered to students in a one-on-one setting.
ACCESS for ELL'sStateNorth Star

Raleigh
K - 8
Jan 25 - Mar 19Listening: 40 minutes

Reading: 35 minutes

Speaking: 30 minutes
The purpose of ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is to monitor student progress in English language proficiency (ELP) on a yearly basis and to serve as a criterion to aid in determining when ELLs have attained language proficiency comparable to that of their English-proficient peers.