Released Items and Passage Sets

Released items are items that were previously used on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA).

Educators may choose to use them to better understand how the MCA is aligned to the Minnesota K–12 Academic Standards and how the items are written to reflect the rigor and complexity of these standards. The released content, data table, and rationales can be used by educators to explore examples of questions that evaluate the knowledge and skills expected in the standards.

Because this is a small group of items, not every item type or benchmark is represented. However, they do provide a sampling of how the content standards are assessed on the MCA. To get the most out of the information presented here, please start by reading the User Guide for Released Items with Data Tables.

To select items, use the drop-down menus on the left.

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