District Quicklinks

Testing Calendar 2017 - 2018

FastBridge Evaluation Testing   

Fall - September - November 2017
Winter - December 2017 - February 2018
​Spring - April - May 2018

ACCESS Testing Window for ELL 

January 30 - March 24, 2018

ACCESS for ELL Parent Fact Sheet from MDE

ACT Plus Writing Test (11th Grade only)

April 3, 2018

Make-up Date: April 24, 2018
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment Test (MCA) Window
Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) Window

March 5 - May 11, 2018

     L-O MCA/MTAS Testing Dates

     April 9 - 27, 2018

MDE State Testing Resources

Resource Page from Minnesota Dept of Education
Parent/Guardian Guide To Statewide Testing
MCA Parent Fact Sheet (English)
MCA Parent Fact Sheet (
MTAS Parent Fact Sheet (English)
MTAS Parent Fact Sheet (
Test Preparation Guide for Parents and Teachers

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)


Contact: Chris Williams