Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
Fall NWEA: 1st – 5th Grade, Math

September 23rd – September 27th

Fall NWEA: 1st – 5th Grade, Reading

September 16th – September 20th

CogAt: 2nd Grade

December 2nd  – December 6th

CogAt: 4th Grade December 9th  – December 13th
Winter NWEA: K– 5th Grade  
ACCESS: K – 5th Grade, EL Students February 18th – March 13th
MCA Science: 5th Grade March 16th –  March 20th
MCA Reading: 3rd – 5th Grade April 14th –  April 16th
MCA Math: 3rd – 5th Grade April 21st – April 23rd
Spring NWEA: K – 5th Grade, Math

May 18th – May 22nd

Spring NWEA: K – 5th Grade, Reading May 11th – May 15th

Glossary of Tests

NWEA - MAP

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments are administered twice annually to all students in grades K-8 in Math and Reading. These assessments are used to monitor student achievement and growth as compared to student-alike groups nationwide.

Results can be viewed in Skyward Family Access.

CogAt

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will assess students' abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal (spatial) symbols.

RPS families can view their child’s CogAT scores in Skyward Family Access.

ACCESS

ACCESS is an English language proficiency assessment based on the Minnesota Standards for English Language Development. This is a state required English Language Proficiency assessment for all students identified as English Learners in grades K-12. There are four language domains assessed in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Each year, MDE sends paper Individual Student Reports (ISR) to the school district. Once received in the district, ISRs will be distributed during August Back-to-school events or during fall conferences. RPS families can also view their child’s ACCESS scores in Skyward Family Access.

MCA Math, Reading, and Science

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment is required by the state and measures student progress toward Minnesota academic standards in Reading (grades 3-8 and 10), Math (grades 3-8 and 11), and Science (grades 5, 8, and HS).

Each year, MDE sends paper Individual Student Reports (ISR) to the school district. Once received in the district, ISRs will be distributed during August Back-to-school events or during fall conferences. RPS families can also view their child’s MCA scores in Skyward Family Access.

Upcoming Testing Dates

December

Gage Classrooms, Grade 2
Gage Classrooms, Grade 2
Gage Classrooms, Grade 2
Gage Classrooms, Grade 2
Gage Classrooms, Grade 2
Gage Classrooms, Grade 4
Gage Classrooms, Grade 4
Gage Classrooms, Grade 4
Gage Classrooms, Grade 4
Gage Classrooms, Grade 4

February

Gage Classrooms, EL Students
Gage Classrooms, EL Students
Gage Classrooms, EL Students
Gage Classrooms, EL Students
Gage Classrooms, EL Students