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Assessments and Grading

Our district is committed to providing the best possible education for every student.

Tests and assessments are given for different reasons, depending on the need. Some tests given at SoWashCo Schools are required by federal and/or state law. Others help measure: 

  • English language proficiency
  • Progress toward a learning goal
  • Progress made during a period of time
  • Impact of instruction

Some tests also help determine if students will be selected to participate in educational programs or services. 

One test cannot fill all of these needs. 

Contact

Kameha Altman
Counselor
651-425-6449
kaltman1@sowashco.org

Jamie Jankowski
Counselor
651-425-6491
jjankows@sowashco.org

Jacqueline Valek
Counselor
651-425-6409
jvalek@sowashco.or

Assessments and Tests

High School Testing Dates

Most students will participate in school-wide testing on April 4 and/or April 18, 2023. Students will participate in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), American College Testing (ACT) and/or the Seal of Biliteracy. These tests will be administered at school on the student's school-issued device. 

Please review the table below to determine if the student is expected to attend school for testing. Students that are not testing on April 4 and/or April 18 are expected to complete schoolwork at home. Assignments will be posted by their teacher in Schoology. Please note that teachers may not be available for questions during testing days as they will be administering and proctoring testing.

Tuesday April 4: MCA/MTAS Reading and Math Testing

If participating in testing, students must bring their school-issued device

Grade  
Grade 9 Complete schoolwork at home
Grade 10 Attend school to take the Reading MCA
Grade 11 Attend school to take the Math MCA
Grade 12 Complete schoolwork at home

Tuesday, April 18: ACT, MCA/MTAS Science, Seal of Biliteracy

If participating in testing, students must bring their school-issued device

Grade  
Grade 9
  • Complete schoolwork at home if NOT taking a Biology course
  • Attend school to take the Science MCA if taking a Biology course
Grade 10
  • Complete schoolwork at home if NOT taking a Biology course
  • Attend school to take the Science MCA if taking a Biology course
Grade 11
  • Attend school to take the ACT
Grade 12
  • Complete schoolwork at home if NOT taking a Biology course or are not register for Seal of Biliteracy testing
  • Attend school to take the Science MCA if taking a Biology course
  • Attend school to take the Seal of Biliteracy test (must be registered)

Middle School