2022 SPRING TESTING

ST. CHARLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

The St. Charles Public Schools continually assesses student performance to provide parents and staff with the data needed to make informed instructional and educational decisions. We use different measures to chart your child's and our district's educational progress. Several assessments are given district-wide. However, these types of measures do not always paint the entire picture of a child. Every day, teachers observe and use classroom evaluations that also help us more fully understand your child's academic strengths and weaknesses. The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) is one measure the district uses to measure educational progress in our district / school and is used to meet the state and federal requirements. These state tests are given to students in a district once a year, based on their grade level and subject area. The dates students will be taking the MCA at St. Charles Elementary are listed below by grade.

Reading MCA III for Grades 3-6

The Reading MCA is an online assessment divided into several segments. It contains multiple-choice items where the student selects the correct or best response along with technology-enhanced items. Approximate time to complete the assessment is 180 minutes.

Math MCA III for Grades 3-6

The Mathematics MCA is an online adaptive test. This means that the test will adjust to each student’s skills. online assessment contains traditional multiple-choice items along with technology-enhanced items where students use the capabilities of the computer to select one or more points on a graphic, drag and drop a graphic from one location to another or manipulate a graph. Approximate time to complete the assessment is 120 minutes.

Science MCA for Grade 5

The Science MCA is an online assessment with traditional multiple-choice items along with technology-enhanced items where the student uses the capabilities of the computer to create a graph or data table, click on a hot spot, or drag images or words into designated response areas. Approximate time to complete the assessment is 120 minutes.
 

2022 MCA Testing Dates for St. Charles Elementary

3rd grade Reading - 4/6 – 4/8 

3rd grade Math – 4/19 -  4/22 
 

4th grade Reading -4/12 – 4/14 

4th grade Math- 4/25 – 5/5 

 

5th grade Reading – 4/8 - 4/14

5th grade Math – 4/25 – 5/5

5th grade Science – 5/6 – 5/13 
 

6th grade Reading - 4/6 – 4/7

6th grade Math - 4/25 - 5/5