Info and Forms

2019 - 2020

LPA Secondary School Testing Schedule


10/01/20: ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupations success. It is offered to all 11th graders for the Career Exploration Program component. (approximately 3 hours) Students will receive their score reports in November.


10/16/20: PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test):

The PSAT assesses the Critical Reading, Writing, and Math. Offered to 11th graders that registered for it in the spring of 2016. (approximately 3.5 hours) Score reports are available and provided to students in mid December.


03/04/20: ACT (3 - 4 hours)

The American College Testing is a college entrance exam that assesses Math, Reading, English, Science, and Writing. The ACT is accepted by all four-year universities and colleges in the U.S. Score reports are available 4-6 weeks after testing. The test will be offered to 11th graders.


03/25/20: Accuplacer Math & Reading (approx. 1-3 hours)

The Accuplacer tests knowledge in Math. This is a college placement test from the College Board. These tests are used to determine a student’s eligibility to enroll in college-level classes.


04/06/20 - 04/10/20: MCA Reading 7th Grade (2.5 - 3.5 hours)

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA’s) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet federal and state legislative requirements. Preliminary scores are available usually within 60 minutes of completing testing. Individual Score Reports are given to families during Open House (last week in August).


04/07/20 - 04/10/20: MCA Reading 8th Grade (2.5 - 3.5 hours)

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA’s) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet federal and state legislative requirements. Preliminary scores are available usually within 60 minutes of completing testing. Individual Score Reports are given to families during Open House if they are available.


04/13/20: MCA Reading 10th Grade (2 - 3 hours)

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA’s) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet federal and state legislative requirements. Preliminary scores are available usually within 60 minutes of completing testing. Individual Score Reports are given to families during Open House (last week in August). Students are allowed to be placed into concurrent enrollment and PSEO courses based on their eligible high school MCA Reading Score.


04/15/20: MCA Math 11th Grade (1.5 - 2.5 hours)

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA’s) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet federal and state legislative requirements. Preliminary scores are available usually within 60 minutes of completing testing. Individual Score Reports are given to families during Open House (last week in August) Students are allowed to be placed into concurrent enrollment and PSEO courses based on their eligible high school MCA Math Score


04/20/20: MCA Math 7th Grade (2 - 3 hours)

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA’s) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet federal and state legislative requirements. Preliminary scores are available usually within 60 minutes of completing testing. Individual Score Reports are given to families during Open House (last week in August).


04/21/20: MCA Math 8th Grade (2 - 3 hours)

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA’s) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet federal and state legislative requirements. Preliminary scores are available usually within 60 minutes of completing testing. Individual Score Reports are given to families during Open House (last week in August).


04/27/20: MCA Science High School (2 hours)

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA’s) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet federal and state legislative requirements.


04/29/20: MCA Science 8th Grade (1.5 - 2 hours)

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA’s) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet federal and state legislative requirements.


05/05/20: AP Calculus AB Exam (approximately 4 hours)

AP Exams measure achievement in the AP Course. The scores can be used by college and universities to determine if they will grant students credit for what students already learned, or allow you to skip the equivalent course once you get to college. AP scores are available in July.


05/06/20: AP English Literature and Composition Exam (approximately 3 hours)

AP Exams measure achievement in the AP Course. The scores can be used by college and universities to determine if they will grant students credit for what they’ve already learned, or allow you to skip the equivalent course once you get to college. AP scores are available in July.