Testing Calendar 2020 - 2021

FastBridge Evaluation Testing   

Fall - September - November 2020
Winter - January 2021 - February 2021
​Spring - April 2021 - May 2021

ACT + Writing Test (11th Grade Class of 2021)

October 7th, 2020
Make-up Date: October 20th, 2020 
*Class of 2022 will test in March 30th, Make-Up Date TBD*


ACCESS Testing Window for ELL 
January 28 - February 1, 2020

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment Test (MCA) Window
April 15, 2020 - May 1, 2020 (Reading & Math)
April 15, 2020 - May 8, 2020 (Science for Grades 5th,8th,10th)
Cancelled due to COVID-19

Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) Window
April 15, 2020 - May 8, 2020 (Reading, Math, And Science)
Cancelled due to COVID-19

L-O MCA/MTAS Testing Dates
TBD (Reading & Math)
TBD (Science)

MDE State Testing Resources

Resource Page from Minnesota Dept of Education


Mandatory Notice to Parents for Testing Options

The 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: Barbie Tiller