Testing, Data, & Assessments for Teachers & Staff

Testing
  •  Links to Testing Resources

    MCA Testing Tip Line If you are aware of a potential issue involving improper assistance to a student, sharing or capturing of test content, use of a prohibited device, purposely dicouraging specific students from taking the assessment, or any other action that would impact the integrity of the assessment results, please contact Kevin Keller or fill out the form on the Tip Line link

    Testing 123   Testing 123 provides teachers resources from MDE on assessing, evaluating, and using the test results to adapt teaching. 

    MCA Tutorials Tutorials to use with students prior to testing. Normally the question type and tools tutorials are the most useful to cover in a classroom setting.

    Released Questions for MCA Reading & Math This part of the Testing 123 site from MDE will allow you view released questions from past MCA tests. The reading data will include both passages and questions.

    MCA / MTAS Test Specs This link from Testing 123 contains the MDE Test Specs for all MCA Math, Reading, Science and MTAS tests. They will list approximate number of questions for each strand and what are the requirements for a 'Meets' score in that benchmark.

    MCA Test Structure and Grade Level Details This Testing 123 page can work with the Test Specs document. Quicker read and provides breakdowns on percentage of Depth of Knowledge questions, types of questions, and summary of MCA testing info. Please remember that only operational questions are used to calculate a student's score.

    Sample Stand-Alone Calculators  Stand-alone online calculators that match the online calculators available to students on the MCA Math tests.

    Mathbits A second set of resources on the stand-alone calculators for MCA testing.

    MCA Item Samplers Sampler tests that can be used for students to practice the online testing experience. Allows some practice with types of questions, but DOES NOT provide any accurate prediction of how the student will do on the test.

    Pearson Perspective: Locator Number  Enter the locator number on your student's MCA report to gain access to online activities and sheets based on their skill level.

    SciMathMN Online resource that contains standards, benchmarks, resources, and teacher tools to teach and assess math and science standards in Minnesota.

    Minnesota Department of Education Testing Resource Main Page  Link to the MDE state testing primary page of information and resources.