Title I Assessments
Standards-Based Accountability Assessments
The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and alternate assessment Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meet the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Students take one test in each subject. Most students take the MCA, but students who receive special education services and meet eligibility requirements may take the alternate assessment MTAS instead. The list below gives the tests available for each subject, with grades given in parentheses behind each test.
Reading: MCA (grades 3-8, 10) or MTAS (grades 3-8, 10)
Mathematics: MCA (grades 3-8, 11 or MTAS (grades 3-8, 11)
Science: MCA or MTAS (grades 5, 8 and High School)
Parent Fact Sheets
Answers to frequently asked questions about the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS), and graduation assessment requirements are available in a downloadable and printable Parent Fact Sheets. A test preparation fact sheet is also available.
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) Parent Fact Sheet
Test Preparation Suggestions for Parents and Teachers
Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) Parent Fact Sheet
District Test Security Procedures
Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing Form
Medical Excuse Documentation Form (Medical Emergency and Ongoing Medical Condition)
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
MAP Tests are administered to students in grades Kindergarten – Grade 11 at least two times a year in the Fisher District. The assessment subjects are mathematics and reading. The MAP results provide teachers and parents with valuable information about how students are progressing in achieving proficiency in the required Minnesota Academic Standards. Students take MAP tests online and receive results immediately. Within a week, teachers and parents receive detailed information about areas of strength and weaknesses. The teachers use MAP results to target their instruction and help all students achieve proficiency.