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Minnesota Transitions Charter School 2013-2014

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment State Tests

The MCA state tests are given to evaluate students’ competence in application of processes and concepts of the state graduation standards.
MTS uses the MCA data to identify district and school strengths and weaknesses; and to identify student growth.MTCS High Schools MCA Testing Schedule

TESTS WHEN AND WHERE WHO TAKES IT?
*MN State GRAD Test of Written Composition November 6,  2013
MTS HS
Retakes for 10th, 11th & 12th grades and for students new to Minnesota Public Schools
ELEMENTARY *MCA Reading April 22 (segments 1 & 2) and
April 23 (segments 3 & 4), 2014
Reading   3 – 5 grades
Elementary School
MCA Math(Online test)
April 15 – April 16, 2014 Math   3 – 5 grades
Elementary School *MCA Science
(Online Test)
March  21, 2014 5th grade
Banaadir Elementary
MCA Reading (Online test)
April 15 – April 17 Reading 3-5 grades
Banaadir Elementary
MCA Math (Online test)
April 24- April 30 Math 3-5 grades
Middle School
MCA Reading
April 16 (segments 1 & 2) and
April 17 (segments 3 & 4), 2014
Reading 6 – 8 grades
Middle School
MCA Math(Online test)
April 22 –  May 1 Math 6th – 8th grades
Middle School MCA Science (Online test) May 6 – 7 Science 8th grades
Banaadir Middle School MCA Reading (Online test) April 22 – April 23 Reading 6th – 8th grades
Banaadir Middle School MCA Math (Online test) May 4 – May 5 Math 6th – 8th grades
Banaadir Science
(Online test)
May 8 Science 5th and 8th grade
HIGH SCHOOL/ PEASE*
MCA Math
April 16 (segments 1 & 2) and
April 17 (segments 3 & 4), 2014
Math – 11th graders
HIGH SCHOOL/PEASE* MCA Reading April 16 (segments 1 & 2) and
April 17 (segments 3 & 4), 2014
10th graders
*MN State GRAD Test of Written Composition April 15, 2014 MTS HS 10 -12 Graders
*MCA Science
(Online Test)
May  7, 2014
Middle School and MTS HS
High School

*Tests also used by District Staff to evaluate curriculum
**These are dates scheduled by Minnesota Dept. of Education – they are subject to change

Important News for 2014 Graduates:  All 2014 seniors in Minnesota public schools are required to pass State MCA tests in Writing, Reading and Mathematics in order to receive a diploma.The MCA’s are given in Grades 10 and 11 in the following sequence:

  • Grade 9 – Written Composition
  • Grade 10 – Reading Test
  • Grade 11 – Mathematics Test

If students do not pass these exams the first time, they are allowed to retake the GRAD Writing, Reading and Math tests until they pass.Reading and Math Retakes are given at the first week of every month starting in October thru July. The Written Composition Retakes are given in November and April. The MTS testing dates are listed below:\

2013-2014 GRAD Math and Reading Retest Schedule

Location: MTS GRAD High School (Lake Street)

TEST DATE
October GRAD Math and Reading October 3 – 8, 2013
November GRAD Writing Retest (10th, 11th, AND 12th GRADES) November 6, 2013
November GRAD Math and Reading November 7 – 12, 2013
December GRAD Math and Reading December 5 – 10, 2013
January GRAD Math and Reading NO TESTING SESSION
February GRAD Math and Reading February 6- 11, 2014
March GRAD Math and Reading March 6 – 11, 2014
April GRAD Math and Reading April 7 – 9, 2014 (After Spring break)
April GRAD Writing Retest (10th, 11th, AND 12th GRADES) April 15, 2014
May GRAD Math and Reading May 8 – 13, 2014
June GRAD Math Reading June 3 – 6 (Last week of school)
JULY GRAD Math and Reading July 1 – 3, 2014)