12th grade assessments
Assessments are given in grade 12 to a small number of students who qualify for English Language services and to those students who have not had an opportunity to take the MCA Science.
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 in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing in kindergarten through 12th grade.
This test is administered in January-March to students identified as English learners.
The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments - Series III (MCA-III) tests, also referred to as MCAs, are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward proficiency or mastery of Minnesota’s Academic Standards and meet the state and federal accountability requirements for science. These tests provide the district with beneficial information regarding the student’s strengths and weaknesses in order to make important decisions about curriculum and instruction. MCA assessments are administered online.
These tests are administered March through May. The MCA Science is administered after high school students have taken biology.