State Assessment Information (MCA/MTAS) Spring 2018

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:  
 

Elementary Schools

Reading (Gr 3 - 5)

Math (Gr 3 - 5)

Science (Gr 5)

Afton-Lakeland Elementary

April 2 - 13

April 16 - 27

April 30 - May 4

Andersen Elementary

April 2 - 13

April 16 - 27

April 30 - May 4

Brookview Elementary

April 2 - 13

April 16 - 27

April 30 - May 4

Lake Elmo Elementary

April 2 - 13

April 16 - 27

April 30 - May 4

Lily Lake Elementary

April 2 - 13

April 16 - 27

April 30 - May 4

Rutherford Elementary

April 2 - 13

April 16 - 27

April 30 - May 4

Stonebridge Elementary

April 2 - 13

April 16 - 27

April 30 - May 4

Middle Schools

Reading (Gr 6 - 8)

Math (Gr 6 - 8)

Science (Gr 8)

Oak-Land Middle School

April 9 - 20

April 16 - 27

April 30 - May 4

Stillwater Middle School

April 9 - 20

April 16 - 27

April 30 - May 4

High School

Reading (Gr 10)

Math (Gr 11)

Science (Gr 10)

Stillwater Area High School

April 2 - 6

April 9 - 12 

April 23 - 27

St. Croix Valley ALC

April 2 - 6

April 9- 12

April 23 - 27