Student Assessments

2019-2020 Spectrum Testing Schedule

MCA Testing Information

What are the MCAs?  The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are state tests in Mathematics, Reading and Science that meet the requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  They are given every year to measure student performance against the Minnesota Academic Standards that specify what students in a particular grade should know and do. 

To learn more from the MDE about the MCA, click here: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/index.html

Based on new legislation, the graduation assessment requirements have changed. Please refer to this parent letter for details.

Test Taking Tips

MCA Item Samplers

Click HERE for the Minnesota Department of Education - Minnesota Report Card

2018 Grad Year ACT Scores - Spectrum High School compared to Minnesota Average

Spectrum High School scored above the Minnesota average in grad year 2018 with a composite ACT score of 22.4.  The average Minnesota composite score was 21.5.  

 

Spectrum HS

Minnesota

ACT Composite

22.4

21.5

ACT English

22.2

20.3

ACT Math

22.2

21.6

ACT Reading

22.5

21.9

ACT Science

22.3

21.7

Parent/Guardian Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Assessments