Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
Fall FastBridge: K – 5th Grade

September 14th – October 2nd

CogAT: 2nd & 4th Grade

November 9th  – November 20th

Winter FastBridge: K– 5th Grade January 11th – January 29th
ACCESS: K – 5th Grade, EL Students February 1st – February 26th
MTAS April 12th –  April 23rd
MCA Reading: 3rd – 5th Grade April 12th –  April 16th
MCA Math: 3rd – 5th Grade
Grade 5 (Group 2)

April 15th – April 26th
MCA Science: 5th Grade April 26th –  April 30th
Spring FastBridge: K – 5th Grade

May 3rd – May 28th

Glossary of Tests

All tests are performed in the students' base teacher's classroom.

FASTBRIDGE

FastBridge is a Computer-Adaptive Tests (CAT) for reading and math that delivers accurate, actionable reports for screening, skill analysis, instructional planning, and more to ensure educators have the right tools and the right data to provide timely and targeted supports. It does this in half the time as other assessments, so you spend less time testing and more time delivering data-driven instruction.

RPS families can view their child's FastBridge scores in Skyward Family Access.

CogAt

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will assess students' abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal (spatial) symbols.

RPS families can view their child’s CogAT scores in Skyward Family Access.

ACCESS

ACCESS is an English language proficiency assessment based on the Minnesota Standards for English Language Development. This is a state required English Language Proficiency assessment for all students identified as English Learners in grades K-12. There are four language domains assessed in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Each year, MDE sends paper Individual Student Reports (ISR) to the school district. Once received in the district, ISRs will be distributed during August Back-to-school events or during fall conferences. RPS families can also view their child’s ACCESS scores in Skyward Family Access.

MCA Math, Reading, and Science

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment is required by the state and measures student progress toward Minnesota academic standards in Reading (grades 3-8 and 10), Math (grades 3-8 and 11), and Science (grades 5, 8, and HS).

Each year, MDE sends paper Individual Student Reports (ISR) to the school district. Once received in the district, ISRs will be distributed during August Back-to-school events or during fall conferences. RPS families can also view their child’s MCA scores in Skyward Family Access.

Upcoming Testing Dates

January