MCA Support

The purpose of this page is to provide support and resources for families to help best prepare their students for the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments.  

Math Information

Reading Information

Science Information

 

MCA Math Information

Online and PDF Item Sampler
Test Practice

(You need to view online samplers in the Firefox browser)
Online Testing Information State Math Expectations
 
There is only one administration of the math test allowed.  Please see the dates below to determine when students will be participating in the assessment.
 
Grade Math Dates
3rd Grade 4/28-5/2
4th Grade 5/5-5/6
5th Grade 4/30-5/1
6th Grade 4/23-4/24
7th Grade 4/28-4/29
8th Grade 5/5-5/6


MCA Reading Information

The Reading MCAs will be similar to previous years in that they are taken using the paper-pencil mode.  

Online and PDF Item Sampler
Test Practice

(You need to view online samplers in the Firefox browser)
State Reading Expectations Minnesota Department of Education Information

There is only one administration of the reading test allowed.  Please see the dates below to determine when students will be participating in the assessment.

Grade 2014 Reading Dates
3rd Grade 4/15-4/16 
4th Grade 4/15-4/16 
5th Grade 4/22-4/25
6th Grade 4/14-4/17
7th Grade 4/22-4/25
8th Grade 4/14-4/17

 

MCA Science Information 

The Science MCAs will be similar to previous years in that they are taken in grades 5 and 8.  They are also taken by students finishing their biology requirement, typically 10th graders.  This assessment is taken online.

There is only one administration of the science test allowed.  Please see the dates below to determine when students will be participating in the assessment.

Grade Science Dates
5th Grade 5/8-5/9
8th Grade 5/13-5/14
10th Grade Between 3/17-5/16