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News

Talking to your child during stressful times Talking to your child during stressful times Monday, 01 June 2020 Many of us are struggling to understand what is happening in our society and our children may have questions we aren’t... More detail
On your mark: Register for the Reading is Fun Virtual 5K On your mark: Register for the Reading is Fun Virtual 5K Friday, 29 May 2020 The 10th annual Reading is Fun 5K, sponsored by District 279 Foundation and Kidstop, will be a virtual event this year, held... More detail
Osseo Area Schools to provide free meals to eligible children through federally funded summer program Osseo Area Schools to provide free meals to eligible children through federally funded summer program Thursday, 28 May 2020 Osseo Area Schools will provide free meals to children through Tuesday June 30 at the sites listed below. Five sites... More detail
Unified Schools program creating inclusive learning opportunities in Osseo Area Schools Unified Schools program creating inclusive learning opportunities in Osseo Area Schools Thursday, 28 May 2020 The Unified Schools program in Osseo Area Schools recently received recognition from Special Olympics Minnesota for creating... More detail

Why is this test given?

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are a part of the state accountability system. They test how districts, schools, and students are doing on outcomes defined by the Minnesota Academic Standards. The results of these tests can help school districts make decisions about what and how they teach.

What is tested and who takes the tests?

Reading:    All students in grades 3-8 & 10.

Math:       All students in grades 3-8 & 11.

Science:   All students in grades 5 & 8; high school students enrolled in a biology course.

How do I read the results?

Students receive scale scores for each test taken; their achievement level on each test is based on the scale score. Scale scores are not percent scores. The four achievement levels (shown in the chart below) indicate varying degrees of student knowledge and skills.

Level

Description

E

Exceeds the Standards

M

Meets the Standards

P

Partially Meets the Standards

D

Does Not Meet the Standards

More information about MCAs 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.