• ACT update

    Due to the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, juniors who will be seniors next school year (2020-21) will be given the opportunity to take a district-paid ACT test in October during the school day. The testing opportunity replaces this April’s testing date.


    Students who would like to take an ACT test before October may do so, at their own cost, on one of the national Saturday testing dates. Students who need support with costs for this assessment can apply for a waiver through their high school.


    It’s important to note that many colleges and universities may not be requiring a standardized assessment score as part of their admissions process this fall given circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should contact their post-secondary institutions of interest for specific modifications to the admission requirements they may have.


    Next year's juniors will be given the opportunity to take a district-paid ACT test during the school day in the spring of 2021, as has been district practice.

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    District and state testing

    On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Education announced that students impacted by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic can bypass standardized statewide assessments for the 2019-20 school year.  Therefore, consistent with the current federal guidelines and to protect students’ health and safety, Minnesota is canceling its statewide assessments for this school year. 
     
    Students in Anoka-Hennepin take many types of assessments in their classroom. Below is a list of standardized tests given to all students in Anoka-Hennepin based on grade or group of students that meet the testing criteria.
     
    The columns in the table below represent each grade (Kindergarten through 12th Grade) within the district. Each row within the table represents one of the tests or assessments that are given throughout the school year.
     
    To determine which assessment(s) will impact your student(s), click on the current grade your student is in.
     
    To obtain additional information about the specific assessment, click on the assessment name within the first column.
     
    NOTE: An asterisk within the table indicates that the assessment is administered to a subset of students within that grade level. 
     
     
     
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    Grade
    Assessment name
    K 1 
     2
    3 
     4
    5
     6
     7
     8
    9  10 
     11
    12 
     ACCESS for ELL
     20 minutes per subject

    X*

    X*

     X*

     X*

    X*

     X*

    X*

     X*

     X*

     X*

     X*

     X*

     X*

     ACT
    215 minutes 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     X

     

     CogAT
     45 minutes per segment
    3 segments
       

    X

                       
     Concepts of Math
    30 minutes

     X

     X

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Conceptual Place Value
    30 minutes 

     

     X

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    earlyReading  
    5-10 minutes

    X

     X

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    MAP
    60 minutes per subject 

     

     

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X

     X*

     X*

     

     

    MCA
    120-180 minutes per subject 

     

     

     

     X

     X

     X

     X

     

     X

     X