Minnesota Tests

2018-19 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 U.S. Congress.

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs)

Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS)

ACCESS for ELLs

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

January 28

  • ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs begins

March 4

  • MCA Reading grades 3–8 and 10 and Mathematics grades 3–8 and 11 begins
  • MCA Science grades 5, 8, and high school begins
  • MTAS Reading, Mathematics, and Science begins

March 22

  • ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs ends

May 3

  • MCA Reading grades 3–8 and 10 and Mathematics grades 3–8 and 11 ends
  • MTAS Reading, Mathematics, and Science ends

May 10

  • MCA Science grades 5, 8, and high school ends