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 2019-2020 Spectrum Testing Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

2019-2020 Testing Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Test

Grades

Requirement

Purpose

Rationale

Requirement

Length of Time

 

 

 

October 16, 2019 (Wed)

 

 

PSAT/NMSQT

 

 

10-11

 

 

Local

Provides practice for the SAT and allows 11th grade

students the possibility of scholarship opportunities. Measures critical reading, math, and writing skills

Minnesota

Statutes, section 120B.30

 

Minnesota Statutes,120B.30

 

 

2 hours 45 minutes

 

 

 

December 9, 2019 (Mon)

 

 

PSAT 8/9

 

 

9

 

 

Local

Used to meet qalification requirements for concurrent

enrollment classes in 10th grade. Provides practice for SAT.

Minnesota

Statutes, section 120B.30

 

Minnesota Statutes,120B.30

 

 

2 hours 30 minutes

 

 

 

 

TBD

 

 

 

Access for ELL

 

 

 

6-12

 

 

 

State

 

To provide measurement of five content areas of the English language learner development shtandards and provide a proficiency level for logical progression.

 

 

 

ESEA

 

 

 

ESEA

 

 

 

 

February 25, 2020 (Tues) Make-up March 10 (Tues)

 

 

 

ACT (no writing)

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

State/Federal

 

Fulfills state requirement to offer a college placement exam; measures college readiness as well as provides scholarship opportunities

 

Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30

 

 

Minnesota Statutes,120B.30

2 hours 55 minutes

(no writing) 3 hours and 35 minutes (writing)

 

 

 

 

March 16, 2020 (Mon)

 

 

 

MCA Reading

 

 

 

7-8

 

 

 

State

 

 

To provide evidence of student proficiency in grade level standards.

Minnesota

Statutes, section

120B.30 and ESEA

 

 

Minnesota Statutes,120B.30

 

 

 

2-2.5 hours

 

 

 

 

March 30 (Mon)

 

 

 

MCA Reading

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

State

 

 

To provide evidence of student proficiency in grade level standards.

Minnesota

Statutes, section 120B.30 and ESEA

 

 

Minnesota Statutes,120B.30

 

 

 

2.5-3.5 hours

 

 

 

 

April 6 (Mon)

 

 

 

MCA Math

 

 

 

7-8

 

 

 

State

 

 

To provide evidence of student proficiency in grade level standards.

Minnesota

Statutes, section 120B.30 and ESEA

 

 

Minnesota Statutes,120B.30

 

 

 

2-3 hours

 

 

 

 

April 7 (Tues)

 

 

MCA Reading, MCA Math

 

 

 

10-11

 

 

 

State

 

 

To provide evidence of student proficiency in grade level standards.

Minnesota

Statutes, section 120B.30 and

ESEA

 

 

Minnesota Statutes,120B.30

 

 

2-3 hours (reading)

1.5-2.5 (math)

 

 

 

 

April 20 (Mon)

 

 

 

MCA Math

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

State

 

 

To provide evidence of student proficiency in grade level standards.

Minnesota

Statutes, section 120B.30 and ESEA

 

 

Minnesota Statutes,120B.30

 

 

 

1.5-2.5 hours

 

 

 

 

April 28-29 (Tues-Wed)

 

 

 

MCA Science

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

State

 

 

To provide evidence of student proficiency in grade level standards.

Minnesota

Statutes, section 120B.30 and ESEA

 

 

Minnesota Statutes,120B.30

 

 

 

2.5-3.5 hours

 

 

 

 

May 5-6 (Tues-Wed)

 

 

 

MCA Science

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

State

 

 

To provide evidence of student proficiency in grade level standards.

Minnesota

Statutes, section 120B.30 and ESEA

 

 

Minnesota Statutes,120B.30

 

 

 

1.5-2 hours

 

 

 

May 5, 2019 (Tues)

 

AP Human Geography

 

 

9

 

 

Local

 

 

To determine elgibility for college credit

Minnesota

Statutes, section 120B.30

 

Minnesota Statutes,120B.30

 

 

2 hours 15 minutes

 

 

 

May 11, 2019 (Mon)

 

 

AP Biology

 

 

10

 

 

Local

 

 

To determine elgibility for college credit

Minnesota

Statutes, section 120B.30

 

Minnesota Statutes,120B.30

 

 

3 hours

 

 


 

AP English Literature and Composition = 3 hrs

AP Biology = 3 hrs

AP Human Geography = 2 hrs & 15 min.

AP English Literature and Composition = 3 hrs

AP Biology = 3 hrs

AP Human Geography = 2 hrs & 15 min.

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