Testing Calendar

2021-2022 Spectrum Testing Plan/Schedule                   (Updated: August 21, 2021)

Date(s)
Test
Grades
Requirement
Purpose
Rationale and Requirement
Approximate Length of Time
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
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
Monday, December 6th, 2021
PSAT 8/9
9
Local
Used to meet qualification requirements for concurrent enrollment classes in 10th grade. Provides practice for SAT.
Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B. 30

3 Hours

February 8th-11th, 2022
Access for ELL
6-12
State
To provide measurement of five content areas of the English language learner development standards and provide a proficiency level for logical progression.
ESEA
Over Multiple Days
March 8th, 2022 (Confirmed)
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)
 
Tues., March 29th and Wed., March 30th, 2022
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
Tues., April 12th and Wed., April 13th, 2022
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
 
Tue., April 19th, 2022
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)
Tues., April 26th and Wed., April 27th, 2022
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
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022
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 2022
AP Human Geography
9
Local
To determine elgibility for college credit
Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B. 30
2 hours 15 minutes
May 2022
AP Biology
10
Local
To determine elgibility for college credit
Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B. 30
3 hours