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 grade 12.
Though this assessment has been taken by students in the past, this year it becomes a requirement for Anoka-Hennepin students. The ACT measures a student's readiness for college in the areas of writing, reading, math, and science, and is required for admission into most 4-year institutions nationwide.
This state test helps measure student progress toward Minnesota's academic standards. Most students take the MCA, but students who receive special education services and meet eligibility criteria may take the MTAS.
The PSAT is a precursor for the SAT test and helps identify student for advanced placement courses and testing as well as identifies National Merit Scholars. This assessment is optional for Anoka-Hennepin 11th graders. The assessment will be given in the fall, on a non-school day. Those students that choose to take the PSAT will need to register to take the assessment.