Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
ACCESS: 6th  – 8th Grade, EL Students February 3rd – February 7th
MCA Science: 8th Grade April 30th,  May 1st
MCA Reading: 6th – 8th Grade March 24th  – March 25th
MCA Math: 6th – 8th Grade March 17th  – March 18th

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

February

Friedell Classrooms, EL Students
Friedell Classrooms, EL Students
Friedell Classrooms, EL Students
Friedell Classrooms, EL Students
Friedell Classrooms, EL Students

March

Friedell Classrooms, Grades 6-8
Friedell Classrooms, Grades 6-8
Friedell Classrooms, Grades 6-8