Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
Fall FastBridge: 1st – 5th Grade

July 27th – September 10th

CogAT: 2nd & 4th Grade

November 1st  – November 12th

Winter FastBridge: K– 5th Grade

November 15th – December 10th

ACCESS: K – 5th Grade, EL Students January 31st – March 1st
MCA Reading: 3rd – 5th Grade April 12th – 14th
MCA Math: 3rd – 5th Grade April 19th – 21st
MCA Science: 5th Grade & 8th Grade April 26th – 28th

Glossary of Tests

All tests are performed in the students' base teacher's classroom.

FASTBRIDGE

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.

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

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