Testing Calendar

2019-2020 Spectrum Testing Plan/Schedule                   (Updated: September 20, 2019)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date(s)
Test
Grades
Requirement
Purpose
Rationale and Requirement
Approximate 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
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
2 hours 30 minutes

February 12th and 14th-6th Grade (Make-up February 19th and 21st)

Access for ELL
6-12
State
To provide measurement of five content areas of the Englishlanguagelearnerdevelopmentshtandardsand provide a proficiency level for logicalprogression.
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
2 hours 55 minutes (no writing) 3 hours and 35 minutes (writing)
March 24th-25th (Tues/Wed)
MCA Reading
6-8
State
To provide evidence of student proficiency in grade level standards.
Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B. 30 and ESEA
2.5-3.5 hours
April 21st-22nd (Tues/Wed)
MCA Math
6-8
State
To provide evidence of student proficiency in grade level standards.
Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B. 30 and ESEA
2-3 hours
March 31st (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
2-3 hours (reading)
1.5-2.5 (math)
April 28-29 (Tues)
MCA Science
10
State
To provide evidence of student proficiency in grade level standards.
Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B. 30 and ESEA
2.5-3.5 hours
May 5-6 (Tues)
MCA Science
8
State
To provide evidence of student proficiency in grade level standards.
Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B. 30 and ESEA
1.5-2 hours
May 5, 2019 (Tues)
AP Human Geography
9
Local
To determine elgibility for college credit
Minnesota
Statutes, section 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
3 hours