MCA Testing Dates

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 08:30

Week of April 16th-20th: 6th-8th grade MCA Reading

Week of April 23rd-27th: 6th-8th grade MCA Math

Week of May 1st-May 4th: MCA Math and Reading Make-ups

May 8th –9th: 8th grade MCA Science

May 10th-11th: 8th grade MCA Science Make-ups

*If you have any questions about testing, please contact Lake Middle School’s Student Achievement Specialist, Mrs. Julie Methven at


Lake Middle School Families:  All Lake Middle School students will be participating in the MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments) state-wide testing in the areas of Math, Reading and Science (Science is 8th grade only).  The testing schedule is listed above and will begin next week, April 16th and run through May 11th

Students will take the test with their English/Language Arts, Math and Science teachers/classes.  We ask families to avoid student absences during these times whenever possible. We also ask that students come to school “test ready” on their assessment days, well rested, well nourished and ready to “DO THEIR BEST!”

For additional information in regard to the state assessments please visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s website at the following link:  

MDE State Assessment Student Information – Click Here  This link includes a great deal of information including:

Parent Fact Sheets – These documents answer frequently asked questions about the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS), and ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs.  Theses fact sheets are available in a downloadable and printable document at the links below.   A test preparation fact sheet is also available. See the document list below. Translated versions of these fact sheets are also available on the MDE webpage. 

MCA Parent Fact Sheet
MTAS Parent Fact Sheet
ACCESS Parent Fact Sheet
Test Preparation Suggestions for Parents and Teachers


Reading MCA Item Samplers - Click Here

Math MCA Item Samplers - Click Here

Science MCA item Samplers - Click Here