As we begin the second semester of the school year at MCC, preparations are in place for the MN state tests. These tests take place every spring and are required. We hope parents keep the testing dates in mind when scheduling trips and/or appointments for your students. It is best for the students to be in school on the scheduled test dates rather than having to do make-up testing. The testing calendar is posted to our school website each year before school starts. The upcoming test dates are listed below:
February 24-28 ACCESS for ELLs
March 24 ACT at MCC for Juniors who registered
April 2-3 Grade 10 MCA Reading
April 8-9 Grade 8 Reading MCA
April 15-16 Grade 7 Reading MCA
April 21-22 Grade 11 Math MCA
April 22-24 Grades 3-6 Reading MCA
April 23-24 Grade 8 Math MCA
April 28-30 Grades 3-6 Math MCA
April 28-29 Grade 7 Math MCA
April 30-May 1 HS Science (GR 10 Biology) Science MCA
May 4-6 Grade 5 Science MCA
May 5-6 Grade 8 Science MCA
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has many testing resources available on their website: https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/tests/
Included on this page are frequently asked questions, parent fact sheets, test preparation suggestions, and much more.
The PearsonAccess Next website is the portal to all Pearson testing services used by Minnesota school districts: http://minnesota.pearsonaccessnext.com/ When you click on the “Preparing for Testing” link, you will find several resources there including “Item Samplers” which are actual online practice tests that students can take for each subject.
To help students have the best results, it is recommended that they get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast and lunch on the day of their tests. Keeping up on their assignments, reading, and regular school attendance are the best preparations for success.
Let’s all have a great testing season this year at MCC!!
Licensed School Counselor MCC District Assessment Coordinator