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Accolades abound: Dr. Rev Hillstrom earns two statewide honors Accolades abound: Dr. Rev Hillstrom earns two statewide honors Wednesday, 04 December 2019 Dr. Rev Hillstrom, director of educational equity at Osseo Area Schools, received two statewide honors this year: Outstanding... More detail
Zanewood Community School hosts fall STEAMfest Zanewood Community School hosts fall STEAMfest Monday, 02 December 2019 Zanewood Community School: A Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) School welcomed families and community... More detail
Fair Oaks, Garden City awarded 2019-2020 Game On grants Fair Oaks, Garden City awarded 2019-2020 Game On grants Friday, 22 November 2019 Fair Oaks Elementary and Garden City Elementary are proud recipients of $1,000 Game On grants from Action for Healthy Kids... More detail
One-time funding will help create secure entrances, support student mental health One-time funding will help create secure entrances, support student mental health Thursday, 21 November 2019 A one-time appropriation of $728,149 in supplemental aid through the state’s Safe Schools levy will help Osseo Area Schools... More detail

Why is this test given?

For students who will graduate in 2014 or 2015, the GRAD tests in reading, math and written composition are one way to meet state requirements for graduation from a Minnesota high school. There are also other options for meeting graduation assessment requirements. Contact Teresa Zych at 763.391.7144 for information about those other options.

What is tested?

Students demonstrate their ability to:

  • read and comprehend English passages representative of widely-circulated material commonly encountered in adult life;
  • solve mathematical problems derived from situations commonly encountered in adult life; and
  • create, in English, a written composition.

Who takes this test?

Students were given their first GRAD tests for written composition in Grade 9 and reading in Grade 10. Math is given in Grade 11.

How do I read the results?

The reading and math GRADs have multiple-choice questions scored by computer. The passing score is 50 or higher on the GRAD retests. It is possible to also pass with a MCA score of 1050 for Reading or 1150 for Math. For the GRAD test of written composition, a score of three or above (out of 6) is required to pass.

More information about GRAD is available from the Minnesota Department of Education.

View current test results, adequate yearly progress, school report cards, and student demographic information on the Minnesota Department of Education website.