Minnesota Tests

2019-20 Testing Calendar (Draft)

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 27

• ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs begins

March 2

• 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 20

• ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs ends

May 1

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

• MTAS Reading, Mathematics, and Science ends

May 8

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