|Testing is used in schools to measure student achievement. State tests are given to students in a district once a year, based on their grade level and subject area. Classroom tests are given by individual teachers on a more regular basis and may include quizzes, mid-terms, chapter tests, and final exams, among others. Both types of tests give educators an idea of how well their students are learning the concepts presented to them in the classroom. (education.state.mn.us)
What Are WMEP’s Testing Objectives?
How Do We Use TestResults?
At The FAIR School, staff uses data to recognize students’ strengths, inform parents of student progress, assess curricula and teaching effectiveness, and identify indicators for more specific testing.
What Are the Standardized Tests We Use?
The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are reading, writing, and mathematics tests that help schools and districts measure student progress toward the state's academic standards and meet the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Students are tested in the following areas and grades:
Reading: MCA (grades 3-8, 10) or MCA-Modified (grades 5-8,10) or MTAS (grades 3-8, 10)
Mathematics: MCA (grades 3-8, 11) or MCA-Modified (grades 5-8, 11) or MTAS (grades 3-8, 11)
Science: MCA or MTAS (grades 5, 8, and high school)
Graduation Assessments: Based on new legislation, the graduation assessment requirements have changed. Please refer to the Minnesota Department of Education’s website for more information.
What is the Testing Schedule for 2014-2015 School Year?