HCPA Testing Calendar for 2017-2018 School Year

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    Name of the test

    Grade Level Tested

    Subject of the test

    Purpose of the test

    Source of requirement

    Time to take the test

    Scheduled dates for testing

    Time & Format for giving out results

    NWEA/MAP Test

    K-12

    Math & Reading

    • To get an understanding of where students are academically
    • Fulfill requirement for our authorizer

    District Requirement

    60 to 90 minutes

    September 8-14, 2017

    Students will receive results from their math and English teachers in class once testing is complete.  Parents will receive results during parent teacher conferences. 

    NWEA/MAP Test

    K-12

    Math & Reading

    To get an understanding of where students are mid-year academically

     

    District Requirement

    60 to 90 minutes

    January 16-20, 2018

    Students will receive results from their math and English teachers in class once testing is complete.  Parents will receive results during parent teacher conferences. 

    Access Testing

    K-12

    Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking

    Evaluate students’ proficiency in reading, listening, writing and speaking for English Language Learner students. 

    State Requirement 

    4 Hours

    January 29- March 23, 2018

    Test results are given out in September of 2017

    ACT

    11thGrade

    Math, Science, Reading, English & Writing

    Evaluate students’ proficiency in math, science, reading, English and writing. 

    Used for college entrance exam.

    State Requirement & District Requirement 

    4 hours

    April 18th, 2018

    Test results are mailed home by ACT 6-8 weeks after test date. 

    MCA/MTAS

    3-8 & 10

    Reading

    Evaluate mastery of MN Common Core Reading standards

    State Requirement 

    2.5-3 Hours

    April 23-27, 2018

    Test results are given out in September of 2017

    MCA/MTAS

    3-8 & 11

    Math

    Evaluate mastery of MN math standards

    State Requirement 

    1.5-2.5 Hours

    April 30 – May 5, 2018

    Test results are given out in September of 2017

    MCA/MTAS

    5, 8,& HS Biology

    Science

    Evaluate mastery of MN science standards

    State Requirement 

    1.75-2 Hours

    May 8-10, 2018

    Test results are given out in September of 2017

    NWEA/MAP Test

    K-12

    Math & Reading

    • To measure student growth from where they were in the fall
    • Fulfill requirement for our authorizer

    District Requirement

    60 to 90 minutes

    May 22-26, 2018

    Students will receive results from their math and English teachers in class once testing is complete.  

     

    **Please note testing dates are subject to change**