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Minnesota State Testing Page 2015-2016


The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs and MTAS) Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) and alternate assessment, Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS), are the statewide tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota's academic standards and meet the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Students take one test in each subject. Most students take the MCA, but students who receive special education services and meet eligibility criteria may take the MTAS... source: Read more about the MCA's and MTAS

English Language Proficiency Assessments
The ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs are the assessments developed by the WIDA consortium and administered to English learners in order to measure progress toward meeting Minnesota’s standards for English language development, developed by the WIDA consortium. Most English learners will take the ACCESS for ELLs, but English learners who received special education services and meet the participation guidelines may take the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs. 2015–2016 will be the first operational administration of the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0. see Guidlines

see source and read more updated information about the ELL tests.



MCA Item Samplers Home Page

Science Grade 5, 8 HS

Grade 3-5 Math

Grade 5-7 Math

Grade 8-11 Math and Gr. 3 Rdg.

Grade 3-8 Reading

Grade 7-10 Reading



Home Page for Minnesota Department of Education

Minnesota Testing and Home Page


TIMSS Online Tests for grades 3 and 4, 7 and 8 and grades 11 and 12.

Tests are for Math and Science.

An advanced Math Grade 12 is also available that requires knowledge of some calculus.



Additional Testing Resources --Why not practice a test from another state?
Texas State Testing Page
Florida State Testing Page
Mass. State Testing Page
Online Tests (many states)


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