MCA - Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and alternate assessments MCA-Modified and Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Students take one test in each subject. Most students take the MCA, but students who receive special education services and meet eligibility requirements may take one of the alternate assessments instead. The list below gives the tests available for each subject, with grades given in parentheses behind each test.


Reading: MCA (grades 3-8, 10) or MCA-Modified (grades 5-8,10) or MTAS (grades 3-8, 10)
Mathematics: MCA (grades 3-8, 11) or MCA-Modified (grades 5-8, 11) or MTAS (grades 3-8, 11)
Science: MCA or MTAS (grades 5, 8, and high school)

 

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STUDENT TOOLS

Here you will discover  a variety of tools that can be used by students for success on the MCA tests. 

 

 MCA Item Samples - Note that this site will be down from December 20th to January 2nd for maintenance.

Greek and Latin Roots - Use to build a student's vocabulary

Vocabutoons - A unique way to learn new words and increase your vocabulary 

If there is something that you'd like or need additional help on, just let me know in an email and I can provide information and lessons on concepts such as QAR, Reading Resources, Inferring, and others! 

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