Statewide Testing

2020–21 Testing Calendar

January 2021

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

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs)

Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS)


Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

January 25

  • ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs begins

March 8

  • Reading, Mathematics, and Science MCA and MTAS begins

April 16

  • ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs ends

May 7

  • Reading and Mathematics MCA and Reading, Mathematics, and Science MTAS ends

May 14

  • Science MCA ends