Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
Fall NWEA-MAP: 6th – 8th Grade, Reading September 16th – September 20th
Fall NWEA-MAP: 6th – 8th Grade, Math

September 23rd – September 27th

Winter NWEA-MAP: 6th – 8th Grade, Reading January 20th – January 24th
Winter NWEA-MAP: 6th – 8th Grade, Math January 27th – January 31st
ACCESS: 6th  – 8th Grade, EL Students February 3rd – February 21st
MCA Science: 8th Grade April 6th – April 10th
MCA Reading: 6th – 8th Grade April 13th  – March 17th
MCA Math: 6th – 8th Grade

April 20th  – April 24th

Spring NWEA-MAP: 6th – 8th Grade, Reading May 11th  – May 15th
Spring NWEA-MAP: 6th – 8th Grade, Math May 18th  – May 22nd

Glossary of Tests

NWEA - MAP

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments are administered twice annually to all students in grades K-8 in Math and Reading. These assessments are used to monitor student achievement and growth as compared to student-alike groups nationwide.

Results can be viewed in Skyward Family Access.

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

September