|Fall FastBridge: 1st – 5th Grade||
August 28th – September 18th
|CogAT: 2nd & 4th Grade||
November 4th – November 12th
|Winter FastBridge: K– 8th Grade||
January 12th – January 29th
|ACCESS: K – 8th Grade, EL Students||February 9th – February 26th|
|MTAS||April 14th – April 28th|
|MCA Reading: 3rd – 8th Grade||April 14th – April 16th|
|MCA Math: 3rd – 8th Grade||April 21st – April 23rd|
|MCA Science: 5th Grade & 8th Grade||April 28th – April 30th|
All tests are performed in the students' base teacher's classroom.
FastBridge is a Computer-Adaptive Tests (CAT) for reading and math that delivers accurate, actionable reports for screening, skill analysis, instructional planning, and more to ensure educators have the right tools and the right data to provide timely and targeted supports. It does this in half the time as other assessments, so you spend less time testing and more time delivering data-driven instruction.
RPS families can view their child's FastBridge scores in Skyward Family Access.
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 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.