Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
ACCESS: 9th  – 12th Grade, EL Students February 16th - March 19th
MCA Science April 26th - May 27th 
MCA Reading: 10th Grade April 8th  - 19th 
MCA Math: 11th Grade

April 12th - 23rd

ACT plus Writing: 11th Grade

March 3rd

Glossary of Tests

ACCESS

ACCESS is an English language proficiency assessment based on the Minnesota Standards for English Language Development. This is a state required English Language Proficiency assessment for all students identified as English Learners in grades K-12. There are four language domains assessed in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Each year, MDE sends paper Individual Student Reports (ISR) to the school district. Once received in the district, ISRs will be distributed during August Back-to-school events or during fall conferences. RPS families can also view their child’s ACCESS scores in Skyward Family Access.

MCA Math, Reading, and Science

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment is required by the state and measures student progress toward Minnesota academic standards in Reading (grades 3-8 and 10), Math (grades 3-8 and 11), and Science (grades 5, 8, and HS).

Each year, MDE sends paper Individual Student Reports (ISR) to the school district. Once received in the district, ISRs will be distributed during August Back-to-school events or during fall conferences. RPS families can also view their child’s MCA scores in Skyward Family Access.

Upcoming Testing Dates

January

RALC Classrooms, EL Students
RALC Classrooms, EL Students
RALC Classrooms, EL Students
RALC Classrooms, EL Students

February

RALC Classrooms, EL Students
RALC Classrooms, EL Students
RALC Classrooms, EL Students
RALC Classrooms, EL Students
RALC Classrooms, EL Students
RALC Classrooms, EL Students