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Middle School Testing Information


  • Tuesday, April 18th, Reading MCA test Periods 1-3 A day 
  • Tuesday, April 25th, Math MCA test Periods 1-3 B day

  • Wednesday, May 3rd, Science MCA test 8th graders Periods 1-3 B day

If you are interested in volunteering during MCA testing, please sign up here.  

Volunteer Shifts

  • Tuesday, April 18th: Shifts 8:45-10:15am and 10:00-11:30am. 

    • 14 for each shift with the opportunity to take double shifts 

  • Tuesday, April 25th: Shifts 8:45-10:15am and 10:00-11:30am. 

    • 14 for each shift with the opportunity to take double shifts

During testing periods please follow these protocols:

  • No phones, Smartwatches, or wireless headphones (These items should be left at home or turned off in a backpack)
  • Every student who is testing should plan on having a silent activity to work on after testing is complete i.e.  Book, magazine word puzzle etc.

The Assessment, Research and Evaluation staff supports a model of continuous improvement for the school district by providing data on critical factors that impact educational experiences and achievement, from instruction to professional development and school culture.

We encourage SLP families to continue their learning and understanding about standardized tests. 

In the meantime, we want to share our beliefs about standardized tests. 

  • They are a small but important part of measuring the effectiveness of teaching.
  • They help us understand what teaching strategies and practices are working.
  • They help highlight classrooms and schools that are making fantastic progress, and where we need to continue to improve.
  • They help hold SLP schools and our district accountable for high quality instruction aligned with state standards.

Parents/guardians have a right to not have their student participate in state required standardized assessments. Minnesota Statutes require the department to provide information about statewide assessments to parents/guardians and include a form to complete if they refuse to have their student participate.

When completed, this form should be returned to Jinah Schad. Email: | Mail: 6300 Walker Street, St. Louis Park, MN 554164