Measuring Students’ Progress: MCAs

The third, fourth, and fifth grade students will be participating in the Minnesota statewide testing program for reading and math during the month of April. These assessments are called the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments III; the tests measure how proficient students are based on the MN Academic Standards for reading and math. In addition, the Minnesota Department of Education mandates that fifth graders complete a science assessment. All assessments will be conducted online. The reading and math tests will be taken in three segments on different days. Parents will be notified of their child’s scores during the fall of 2018.

We are required to have a very high attendance rate during our testing dates. While the assessments are given over a series of days, the students will be tested only part of each day. The students and staff are ready for the challenge and together we can make this a positive experience for your child!

Testing will begin on April 16-April 27.  Fifth graders will complete the Science MCA in May.  Your child’s teacher should be providing the specific dates/times of when the class will be testing.  Please take a minute to check your schedule and consult your child’s teacher to avoid any vacation overlaps, doctor or dentist appointments, or any other conflicts. We appreciate your cooperation!

Hutchinson Public Schools

Hutchinson Public Schools