MCA

Teachers use formative assessments such as the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs)
and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to monitor student progress, to screen students for interventions and to guide instruction.

Students in MN take the following tests in the following grades:
Reading: 3-8 & 10
Math: 3-8 & 11
Science: 5, 8, & 10

The tests are not timed; estimated test administration times are as follows:

Grade and Test Total Number of Passages and Items Total Test Administration
3 Reading MCA 9-10 passages, 64 items 2.5-3.5 hours
4-5 Reading MCA 8-10 passages, 64 items 2.5-3.5 hours
6-7 Reading MCA 9 passages, 69 items 2.5-3.5 hours
8 Reading MCA 9-10 passages, 69 items 2.5-3.5 hours
10 Reading MCA 8-10 passages, 69 items 2-3 hours
3-4 Math MCA 58 1.5-2 hours
5-6 Math MCA 60 1.5-2.5 hours
7-8 Math MCA 63 2-3 hours
11 Math MCA 55 1.5-2.5 hours
5 Science MCA 54 1.5-2 hours
8 Science MCA 65-66 1.5-2 hours
10 Science MCA 83 2-2.5 hours

Test results are given to parents at fall conferences.

If you have questions regarding MCAs please contact the District Assessment Coordinator, Sheri Fossen, at sfossen@isd100.org or 218-384-4274, ext. 2900.

Wrenshall 2019 MCA Schedule:

Tuesday, April 9: Grade 6 Reading MCA
Thursday, April 11: Grade 6 Reading MCA
Tuesday, April 16: Grades 3, 4, 5 Reading MCA
Wednesday, April 17: Grades 7 & 8 Reading MCA, 6 Math MCA
Thursday, April 18: Grades 3, 4, 5 Reading MCA
Friday, April 19: Grades 7 & 8 Reading MCA
Tuesday, April 23: Grade 10 Reading MCA and MTAS, 11 Math MCA
Wednesday, April 24: Grades 3, 4, 5 Math MCA
Thursday April 25: Grades 7 & 8 Math MCA
Tuesday, April 30: Grades 5, 8, & 10 Science MTAS and MCA