Assessment Data

 Click Here to view the ISD 748 PK-12 2017-18 Assessment Calendar

Click here to view the ISD 748 2016-17 Assessment Results Presentation

Testing Support and Information

2016-17 (Detailed) 
District Wide Assessment Calendar

Sartell High School Assessment Calendar Sartell Middle School Assessment Calendar
Pine Meadow Elementary Assessment Calendar Oak Ridge Elementary Assessment Calendar

In District 748, we focus on continuous improvement of instruction and learning. An important part of the district's continuous improvement plan is to incorporate a variety of assessments into classroom instruction to gather data on student's achievement. This data is then used by our instructional staff to inform and improve teaching and student learning.

The MCA's, or Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, are an important component of this student-centered, assessment plan.

The spring MCA testing window begins in March and extends through May. During this time, the MCA's are given in grades 3-8 and grade 10 in Reading, and in grades 3-8 and grade 11 in Math. The MCA Science test is given in grades 5, 8, and following Biology.

Our English Learners are also required to take the ACCESS for ELL assessment.  ACCESS for ELL assessments will be administered February 23-March 20, 2015. 

Other Testing Information

  • Encourage your child to do well, but don't pressure him/her. It is important for your child to stay relaxed, focused, and positive about the test.
  • Talking about the test with your child in a positive way can relieve stress about test taking.
  • Mark down test days on your calendar so you and your child are both aware of testing dates.
  • Let your child relax for a few hours before bedtime during the test-taking days.
  • Make sure that your child gets enough sleep on the nights before the tests.
  • Ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast before the test and avoid heavy foods that may make him/her groggy. Avoid high sugar foods that may affect your child's concentration and make your child agitated or hyperactive.
  • Make sure that your child gets up early enough so that he/she will be at school on time prior to the beginning of testing.
  • If at all possible, please be sure to have your child at school for the entire test that he/she is taking.
  • To opt out of statewide assessments, parents/guardians must complete this form and return it to your child's school prinicpal. If you have questions, regarding opt out, please contact the District Assessment Coordinator, Marie Pangerl at 320-656-3715 or at marie.pangerl@sartell.k12.mn.us