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MINNESOTA STATE TESTS

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota's academic standards and meet the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Science tests are required by ESEA but are not included in AYP calculations. Reading and mathematics tests are given to students in grades 3–8, 10 and 11. Science tests are given to students in grades 5 and 8 and in the year in high school when students complete a life science course. All Reading MCAs are offered in the paper administration mode only. All Science MCAs are offered in the online administration mode only. The grades 3–8 Mathematics MCAs are offered in both the online and paper administration mode. The grade 11 Mathematics MCA is offered in the paper administration mode only... source: Read more about the MCA

ELL Tests (English Language Learners) Test of Emerging Academic English (TEAE) The TEAE is a reading and writing language proficiency test for English learners in grades 3-12.

Minnesota Student Oral Language Observation Matrix (MN SOLOM) The MN SOLOM is a teacher observation matrix that assesses the listening and speaking skills of K-12 English learners.

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

Graduation-Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD) The Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD) are the state tests that fulfill Minnesota’s high school graduation requirement for students who first entered grade 8 in 2005-06 or later. read more

ITEM SAMPLES FOR MINNESOTA STATE TESTS

MCA Item Samplers

Item Sampler Home Page

READING GRADE 3-10 MCA-II ITEM SAMPLERS

MATH ITEM SAMPLERS GRADE 3 -5 MCA III ITEM SAMPLERS

SCIENCE GRADE 5

SCIENCE GRADE 8

MINNESOTA ASSESSMENT HOME PAGE

 

 

SOURCES:

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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