Testing Calendar 2018 - 2019

FastBridge Evaluation Testing   

Fall - September - November 2018
Winter - January 2019 - February 2019
​Spring - April - May 2019

ACT Plus Writing Test (11th Grade only)

April 2, 2019

Make-up Date: April 23, 2018

ACCESS Testing Window for ELL 
January 28 - February 1, 2019

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment Test (MCA) Window
Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) Window

March 4 - May 3, 2019 (Reading & Math)
March 4 - May 10, 2019 (Science)

L-O MCA/MTAS Testing Dates
April 24, 26, 30 & May 1, 2019 (Reading & Math)
May 7, 8, 2019 (Science)

MDE State Testing Resources

Resource Page from Minnesota Dept of Education


Mandatory Notice to Parents for Testing Options

New legislation, which amended M.S. 120B.31, Subd. 4a, requires school districts to provide notice to parents or guardians of their option to refuse to have their students take the statewide assessments. The Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) was tasked by the Legislature with developing a form for this opt out.

School districts must provide this notice by posting the form developed by MDE on their website and must include it in their Student Handbooks.

The form can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:

MDE Testing Opt-Out Form (MS Word format)

MDE Testing Opt-Out Form (PDF format)

MDE Testing Opt-Out Form (Spanish PDF format)


Contact: Chris Williams