State Assessment Information (MCA/MTAS) Spring 2017

State assessments serve as a measure of how well our students are performing relative to Minnesota's academic standards for college and career readiness as well as meeting federal and state legislation requirements. Results from these assessments allow us to see how well our schools are aligning curriculum and instruction to the expected levels of proficiency. From these assessments, we gather information regarding how many students are right on track, how many students are exceeding those expectations, or which students may be in need of additional support. These data points can help schools monitor the effectiveness of their teaching and learning practices.
 
Students across the district in third grade and above will participate in state assessments. Most students take the MCA, but students who receive special education services and meet eligibility requirements may take the alternate Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) assessment instead. 
 
Subject tests will be delivered to students as follows:
 
Reading: MCA or MTAS (grades 3-8, 10)
Mathematics: MCA or MTAS (grades 3-8, 11)
Science: MCA or MTAS (grades 5, 8, and high school)
 
Schools will be delivering tests according to the schedule below (click individual schools to see test schedules by grade level):  
 

Elementary Schools

Reading (Gr 3 - 6)Math (Gr 3 - 6)Science (Gr 5)

Afton-Lakeland Elementary

April 5 - 12April 20 - 28May 3 & 4

Andersen Elementary

April 10 - 13April 24 - 27May 2

Lake Elmo Elementary

 April 11 - 13 April 18 -  25 May 3 & 4

Lily Lake Elementary

April 4 - 13April 18 - 27May 2 & 3

Marine Elementary

April 11 - 12April 25 - 26May 9 & 10

Oak Park Elementary

April 4 - 12April 18 - 26May 2 & 3

Rutherford Elementary

 April 4 - 12 April 17 - 26 April 26 & 27

Stonebridge Elementary

April 4 - 13April 18 - 27May 2

Withrow Elementary

April 10 - 13April 24 - 27April 8 & 10

Junior High Schools

Reading (Gr 7 & 8)

Math (Gr 7 & 8)Science (Gr 8)

Oak-Land Junior High

April 17 - 21April 24 - 28May 1 - 5

Stillwater Junior High 

April 17 - 21
Honors - April 10 - 14 

April 24 - 28May 1 - 5

Senior High School

Reading (Gr 10)Math (Gr 11)Science (Gr 10)

Stillwater Area High School

April 19

April 5 - 6 & 10 - 12 

May 1 - 12

St. Croix Valley ALC

April 19April 5 - 6 & 10 - 12May 1 - 12