MCA Testing Begins
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:50 AM


The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) are state tests in reading, mathematics, and science that are used to meet federal and state legislative requirements for students in grades 3 - 8. 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.  If you would like your student to not participate in state testing, please return the Parent Refusal Form before testing begins.


Testing Tips

  • Eat a healthy breakfast and get lots of rest.
  • Encourage students to do his/her best!
  • Help students stress less and practice a breathing or visualizing strategy before testing begins.  

Testing Dates

3rd Grade

April 16 – 20 MCA Reading

April 23 – 27 MCA Math

4th Grade

April 16 – 18 MCA Reading

April 25 – 26 MCA Math

5th Grade

March 15 – 16 MCA Reading

April 25-26 MCA Math

May 7-8 MCA Science

6th Grade

April 11 – 13 MCA Reading

April 23 – 24 MCA Math

7th Grade

March 26 – 28 MCA Reading

April 23-24 MCA Math

8th Grade

April 19 – 20 MCA Science 

April 30 MCA Math

May 1 MCA Reading


Ashley Gillingham