Fall NWEA: 1st – 3rd Grade
September 8th – October 2nd
|CogAT: 2nd & 4th Grade||November 4th – November 24th|
|Winter NWEA: K– 5th Grade (Optional)||January 4th – January 29th|
|ACCESS: K – 5th Grade, EL Students||January 25th – March 19th|
|MCA Science: 5th Grade||March 8th – May 14th|
|MCA Reading: 3rd – 5th Grade||March 8th – May 7th|
|MCA Math: 3rd – 5th Grade||March 8th – May 7th|
|MTAS||March 8th – May 7th|
|Spring NWEA K – 5th Grade||April 27th – May 28th|
All tests are performed in the students' base teacher's classroom.
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.
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 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.