CGMS Plans for state testing

CGMS plans for state testing
Posted on 03/18/2021
MCA Testing

Spring 2021 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA):

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) and alternate assessments - Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota's academic standards and meet the federal requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). All students are encouraged to take the MCA tests regardless of the learning model in which they participate. Testing cannot be conducted remotely and will be offered on-site.  Students will test in their Advisory classes on the dates below. District transportation to school on testing days will be provided for students who typically receive these services.

Questions about MCA or MTAS?  Please contact Sue Nicholas, Student Achievement Specialist & Instructional Coach, (651) 425-6765 or email snichola@sowashco.org.

 

MCA Reading: Friday, April 16th, 2021 (regular school hours)

Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, scheduled during school hours.

Testing Rationale: Determine reading proficiency as measured by Minnesota state standards; Reading college and career readiness score correlates to college entrance standardized tests; Meet federal & state accountability requirements.

View - MCA Reading Sampler (SELECT Grade 6, 7, or 8)

View - Activities to strengthen reading skills & prepare for the reading MCA

 

MCA Math: Friday, April 30th, 2021 (regular school hours)

Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, scheduled during school hours.

Testing Rationale: Determine math proficiency as measured by Minnesota state standards, Correlate college & career readiness score to college entrance standardized test, Meet federal & state accountability requirements.

View - MCA Math Sampler (SELECT Grade 6, 7 or 8)

View - Activities to strengthen math skills & prepare for the math MCA

 

MCA Science: Friday, May 7th, 2021 *8th GRADE ONLY (6th and 7th grade students DO NOT come to school this day)

Grade 8 only

Testing Rationale: Measure science proficiency as measured by Minnesota state standards, Meet federal & state accountability requirements.

View - MCA Science Sampler (SELECT Grade 8)