Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
Fall NWEA: 1st – 5th Grade (Reading)

August 12th – August 16th

Fall NWEA: 1st – 5th Grade (Math)

August 19th – August 23rd

CogAt: 2nd Grade

November 11th  – November 15th

CogAt: 4th Grade November 18th  – November 22nd
Winter NWEA: K– 8th Grade (Reading)

December 2th – December 6th

Winter NWEA: K– 8th Grade (Math) December 9th – December 16th
ACCESS: K – 8th Grade, EL Students February 18th – February 28th
MCA Science: 5th Grade & 8th Grade March 3rd –  March 12th
MCA Reading: 3rd – 8th Grade April 7th – April 10th
MCA Math: 3rd – 8th Grade April 13th – April 17th
Spring NWEA: K – 8th Grade (Reading)

May 13th – May 22th

Spring NWEA: K – 8th Grade (Math)

May 4th – May 12th

Glossary of Tests

NWEA - MAP

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments are administered twice annually to all students in grades K-8 in Math and Reading. These assessments are used to monitor student achievement and growth as compared to student-alike groups nationwide.

Results can be viewed in Skyward Family Access.

CogAt

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will assess students' abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal (spatial) symbols.

RPS families can view their child’s CogAT scores in Skyward Family Access.

ACCESS

ACCESS is an English language proficiency assessment based on the Minnesota Standards for English Language Development. This is a state required English Language Proficiency assessment for all students identified as English Learners in grades K-12. There are four language domains assessed in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Each year, MDE sends paper Individual Student Reports (ISR) to the school district. Once received in the district, ISRs will be distributed during August Back-to-school events or during fall conferences. RPS families can also view their child’s ACCESS scores in Skyward Family Access.

MCA Math, Reading, and Science

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment is required by the state and measures student progress toward Minnesota academic standards in Reading (grades 3-8 and 10), Math (grades 3-8 and 11), and Science (grades 5, 8, and HS).

Each year, MDE sends paper Individual Student Reports (ISR) to the school district. Once received in the district, ISRs will be distributed during August Back-to-school events or during fall conferences. RPS families can also view their child’s MCA scores in Skyward Family Access.

Upcoming Testing Dates

November

Longfellow Classrooms, Grade 2
Longfellow Classrooms, Grade 4
Longfellow Classrooms, Grade 4
Longfellow Classrooms, Grade 4
Longfellow Classrooms, Grade 4
Longfellow Classrooms, Grade 4

December