Testing & Assessment

  • Columbia Heights Public Schools administers the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) each spring to students in grades 3-8, 10 and 11. Students in grades 3-8 take the reading and math test. Students in grade 10 take the reading test and students in grade 11 take the math test.

    Science is given to students in grade 5, grade 8 and the year students take their high school Life Science class. Special Education students may qualify to take the MCA-modified (MTAS) tests depending on their Individualized Education Plan. 

2022-2023 Screening for K-10 Students

  • When will literacy and math screening occur?

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    September, January and May each year for all students in grades K-10.

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  • What tests are being given?

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    Kindergarten & Grades 1, 9 and 10: Literacy

    Grades 2-8: Literacy and Math

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  • Why is my student being tested?

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    To help teachers with planning for instruction and supporting individual academic needs. The tests are not part of your student’s report card or grade.

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  • Can I help my student with his or her responses?

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    No. The answers must be the student’s own so that we can best support in his or her learning.

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  • When will I get the results?

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    At fall and winter conferences, your student’s homeroom teacher (grades K-5), or math/English teacher (6-10) can share the information.

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