Testing Information

Test Testing Dates

Fall NWEA: 1st – 3rd Grade
                       Kindergarten

August 30th – October 15th
September 8th – September 25th

CogAT: 2nd & 4th Grade November 2nd – December 3rd
Winter FastBridge: K– 5th Grade (Optional) January 4th –  February 11th
ACCESS: K – 5th Grade, EL Students January 31st – March 25th
MCA Science: 5th Grade May 2nd –  6th
MCA Reading: 3rd – 5th Grade March 14th – 18th
MCA Math: 3rd – 5th Grade April 18th – 22nd
MTAS March 14th – May 6th
Spring NWEA K – 5th Grade May 2nd – June 3rd

Glossary of Tests

All tests are performed in the students' base teacher's classroom.

NWEA

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.

CogAt

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will assess students' abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal (spatial) symbols.

RPS families can view their child’s CogAT scores 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.

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