Testing Calendar

2022-2023 Spectrum Testing Plan/Schedule                   (Updated: August 17, 2022)

Date(s)
Test
Grades
Requirement
Purpose
Rationale and Requirement
Approximate Length of Time
(Under consideration)
Fall, Winter, and Spring
Tests taken as part of core classes Testing Windows: Fall - August 1 through October 20, Winter - December 1 through March 1, Spring - April 1 through June 30
FASTbridge Testing in Math and Reading 6-12 School-level The FASTbridge interim assessments provide individual student data to inform instructional strategies. The data can be analyzed on a district level over the course of one year as well as trends over the course of multiple years. This assessment will serve as the standardized test utilized to create district/site Q-Comp goals. In support of a competency based system of teaching and learning based on Minnesota State Academic Standards, on going evaluation of student progress is essential. It allows for responsive feedback and instructional intervention within the teaching and learning process that facilitates increased student growth and achievement. Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.021, 120B.11, and 120B.31 90 minutes
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
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
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
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 7-10, 2023
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
Tues, March 7, 2023
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 28, 2023 MCA Reading and 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 11-14, 2023
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 19-20, 2023 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
April 25-28, 2023
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
May 2-3, 2023
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 2, 2023 (12-2:30 p.m.)
AP Human Geography
9
Local
To determine elgibility for college credit
Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B. 30
2 hours 15 minutes
May 4, 2023 (8-11:30 a.m.)
AP Biology
10
Local
To determine elgibility for college credit
Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B. 30
3.5 hours
May 11, 2023 (8-10 a.m.) AP Computer Science Principles 10-12 Local To determine elgibility for college credit Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30 2 hours