As a parent/guardian, you may opt your student out of MCA testing. If you choose to opt out, you will need to download and complete this form: MCA Opt Out Form
Please either email the completed copy to our District Assessment Coordinator, Adrianna Black Bull at a.blac[email protected], or send via mail to our Saint Paul office.
A survey will be sent to parents/guardians in January to sign up for a testing location, date and time. Below are the available options. Click here to view in map format.
|Testing Location||Dates Available||Time|
|Saint Paul||March 6-10, 20-24||9AM, 12PM|
|Blaine||March 6-10, 20-24||9AM, 12PM|
|Maple Grove||March 6-10, 20-24||9AM, 12PM|
|Duluth||March 15-17||9AM, 12PM, 2PM|
|Rochester||April 4-5||9AM, 12PM, 2PM|
|Saint Peter||April 6-7||9AM, 12PM, 2PM|
|Detroit Lakes||April 12-14||9AM, 12PM, 2PM|
|Willmar||April 19-21||9AM, 12PM, 2PM|
|Walker||April 26-28||9AM, 12PM, 2PM|
Frequently asked questions
Which MCA test is my student required to take?
10th graders: Reading
11th graders: Math
10th and 11th graders that haven’t taken Science (usually taken the year they take Biology): Science
How long do MCA tests take?
Students will be given as much time as they need to complete their MCA tests. Testing time depends on each individual student, but typically each MCA test takes approximately 1-3 hours.
What does my student need to bring?
Nothing! Just themselves. We will provide all necessary materials.
My student needs to take multiple MCA tests this year. Do they take them all in one day?
We usually recommend one MCA test per day. If you and your student feel confident that it will not negatively impact your student, we can schedule more than one per day.
Can my student drive themselves to testing?
Please contact our District Assessment Coordinator, Adrianna Black Bull, with any questions: [email protected]