3rd Grade Assessments


This test is administered to English learners in order to measure progress toward meeting Minnesota’s standards for English language development. This assessment measures students' social and academic language related to listening, speaking, reading and writing in kindergarten through 12th grade .
  • This test is administered in February-March to kindergarten through 12th grade students identified as English learners. 

Conceptual Place Value (CPV)

This assessment is administered in grades 1 – 3 in order to determine students’ math readiness based on required knowledge and skills, interests and learning profiles.
  • This test is administered in the fall for baseline and at the end of each trimester.

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a series of tests that measure students' general knowledge in reading and math through a state-aligned computerized test. MAP tests are adaptive tests that assess the instructional level and growth of each student. MAP testing helps teachers identify areas that may be more challenging for students and, if necessary, adjust instructional strategies to improve student's understanding.
  • This test is administered to all students in the Fall, but Winter and Spring MAP testing is optional.

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) – Math and Reading

This state required test helps measure student progress toward Minnesota's academic standards and meet state and federal accountability requirements for reading and math. Most students grades 3-8, grade 10 for reading and grade 11 for math take the MCA, but students who receive special education services and meet eligibility criteria may take the alternative assessment MTAS. MCA assessments are administered online and measure proficiency.
  • These tests are administered during Trimester 3.