Minnesota Tests

2017–18 Testing Calendar

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 Congress.

January 29

  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0® and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs® Begins

March 5

  • MCA Reading Grades 3–8, 10 and Mathematics Grades 3–8, 11 Begins
  • MCA Science Grades 5, 8, and High School Begins
  • MTAS Reading, Mathematics, and Science Begins

March 23

  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0® and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs® Ends

May 4

  • MCA Reading Grades 3–8, 10 and Mathematics Grades 3–8, 11 Ends
  • MTAS Reading, Mathematics, and Science Ends

May 11

  • MCA Science Grades 5, 8, and High School Ends