Testing

updated ACT TESTING INFORMATION

Due to the weather-related cancellation of school on April 3, ACT testing has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018. This rescheduled testing date affects all students in grades 9-12.

  • Grade 11 – Students in grade 11 will be administered the ACT + Writing test at no cost to them.
  • Grade 10 – Students in grade 10 will be taking the PreACT test at no cost to them.
  • Grade 9 and Grade 12 – Students in grades 9 and 12 will stay at home and be expected to engage in a flexible learning day, using Schoology and their district-issued iPad (or other devices) to complete assigned work for that day. A quiet work environment will be provided in our cafeteria for students in grades 9 and 12 who wish to be at school that day.
  • Students receiving special education services will either participate in one of the tests, engage in the flexible learning day, or attend a regular schedule of center-based classes on April 24. Also, a quiet work environment will be provided for students who wish to be at school that day. Case managers will work with students and parents to ensure appropriate arrangements and accommodations.


Not having students in grades 9 and 12 at school on April 24 will help provide an optimal testing environment for students in grades 10 and 11, limiting potential disruptions and making available the maximum number of staff to help proctor the tests.


The ACT + Writing and PreACT tests will take approximately five hours to administer. Students in grades 10 and 11 will have the option to eat lunch and remain at school until the end of the day or can leave school after they have completed testing. High school bus routes will run on a normal schedule that day.


Due to ACT scheduling procedures, students who are absent for testing on April 24, 2018 will not have another opportunity for a district paid make-up test. Students who wish to take the ACT on a different date will need to do so at their own expense by registering through ACT.org.

For more information on state testing, including:

  • Parent Fact Sheets for MCA, MTAS and ACCESS
  • Test preparation suggestions for parent and teachers
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Why Statewide Test Results Matter
  • Translated into Arabic, Chinese, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Laotian, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese

Go to:

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/fam/tests/