2017-2018 Testing Calendar

While the Minnesota Department of Education strives to ensure this testing schedule remains unlatered, it is subject to change based on assessment decisions made by the Minnesota Legislature or Congress.

October 2017

  • 16-18 NWEA English
  • 26-27 NWEA English (8-9)

January 2018

  • 8-12 OLPA English
  • 29 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0® and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs® Begins

March 2018

  • 5 MCA Reading Grades 3-8, 10 and Mathematics Grades 3-8, 11 Begins
  • 5 MCA Science Grades 5,8, and High Schools Begins
  • 5 MTAS Reading, Mathematics, and Science Begins
  • 23 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0® and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs® Ends

April 2018

  • 3-5 ACT Testing
  • 9-13 MCA Reading

May 2018

  • 4 MCA Reading Grades 3-8, 10 and Mathematics grades 3-8, 11 Ends
  • 4 MTAS Reading, Mathematics, and Science Ends
  • 8-9 MCA Science
  • 11 MCA Science Grades 5-8, and High School Ends