Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
Fall FastBridge: 6th – 8th Grade, Math September 21st
Fall FastBridge: 6th – 8th Grade, Reading September 23rd
Winter FastBridge: 6th – 8th Grade, Math February 8th
Winter FastBridge: 6th – 8th Grade, Reading February 10th
ACCESS: 6th  – 8th Grade, EL Students March 4th – March 16th
MTAS: 6th – 8th Grade March 14th  – March 23rd
MCA Reading: 6th – 8th Grade April 20th
MCA Math: 6th – 8th Grade

April 19th

MCA Science: 8th Grade April 26th – May 3rd
Spring FastBridge: 6th – 8th Grade, Math May 17th 
Spring FastBridge: 6th – 8th Grade, Reading May 18th 

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.

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 (MTAS)

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). Most students take the MCA, but students who receive special education services and meet eligibility requirements may take the alternate assessment MTAS instead.

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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