Robbinsdale Area Schools

MCA Assessments: Grades 3-5

MCA Assessments: Grades 3-5

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) are state tests in reading, mathematics, and science that are used to meet federal and state legislative requirements. The tests are administered every year to measure student performance relative to the Minnesota Academic Standards that specify what students in a particular grade should know and be able to do. Schools use the information to improve classroom teaching and learning. Teachers and principals look for areas where students do well so they can reinforce the ways they teach these skills. They also look for areas that need improvement so they can increase instructional time or modify their instruction.

The 2024 MCA schedule is as follows:

  • March 19-20: Science (5th Grade only)
  • April 16-17: Reading (Grades 3-5)
  • April 23-24: Math (Grades 3-5)