Testing Dates

Students will take the MCA and NWEA assessments this spring.

MCA Tests

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) is mandated by the state of Minnesota. This assessment helps schools and districts measure student progress toward the state’s academic standards. Learn more about the MCA on the Minnesota Department of Education website.

MCA testing dates:

  • Reading, week of September 13 - 6th & 7th Grade
  • Math, week of September 20 - all grades

NWEA Tests

The NWEA assessment is a District-wide test that is administered K-8 in early fall and each May. These tests measure what your child already knows in math and reading and what your child still needs to learn. Each year, the results assist teachers in targeting instruction to your child's "just-right" learning level. The May tests assess each child's academic growth during the year. Learn more about the NWEA assessment.

Both tests are important accountability measures for staff to measure student progress as they continue through the Minnetonka academic program. Learn more about the value of standardized tests.

NWEA testing dates:

All tests are taken during class on the days that the Hybrid students are in the building. e-Learning students will receive their testing schedule and procedures from their online specific teachers.

  • Reading, 6th grade and non-honors 7th grade - May 6-7 and May 10-11
  • Math, 6th & 7th grade only - May 17-21
  • Science, 6th grade only - May 24-28