Info and Forms

2018-2019 LPA Secondary School Testing Schedule


10/02/18: 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.


10/10/18: 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.


02/19/18: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in various subjects for grades 4, 8, and 12. The purpose of NAEP is to provide state and national trend data on student achievement. NAEP data are used to compare and understand the performance of demographic groups within Minnesota, across other states/jurisdictions, and the nation. NAEP is not designed to collect or report results for individual students, classrooms, or schools. Federal law specifies that NAEP is voluntary for every student, school, or school district. However, federal law also requires all school districts that receive Title I funds to participate in NAEP reading and mathematics assessments at fourth- and eighth-grades. NAEP is designed to cause minimal disruption of classroom activities. Including transition time, directions, and the completion of a survey questionnaire, it takes approximately 90 to 120 minutes for students to complete the assessment. Each student will be assessed in one subject only and administration will be completed within one school day. Districts, schools, and teachers do not need to prepare their students to take the assessment but

should encourage them to do their best. Within a school, just some of the student population participates, and student responses are combined with those from other participating students to produce the results. Student responses on NAEP are confidential, and the privacy of each participating school and student is essential. The information each student provides will be used for statistical purposes only. NAEP 2019 will include assessments in mathematics, reading, and science at grades 4, 8, and 12. The assessments will be administered in selected schools within the district between January 28 and March 8, 2019.

04/02/19: 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.


04/08/19 - 04/11/19: 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).


04/09/19 - 04/12/19: 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 (last week in August).


04/16/19: 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.


04/17/19: 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


04/29/19: 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).


04/29/19: 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).


04/25/19: 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.


05/01/19: Accuplacer Reading & Math (approx. 1 hour)

The Accuplacer tests knowledge in Reading & 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.


05/08/19: Accuplacer Math (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.


05/08/19: 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.


05/08/19: 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.


05/14/19: 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.