Testing Information

Test Testing Dates

Fall FastBridge: K – 5th Grade
4th & 5th Grade (Group 1)
4th & 5th Grade (Group 2)
2nd & 3rd Grade (Group 1)

2nd & 3rd Grade (Group 2)
K & 1st Grade (Group 1)
K & 1st Grade (Group 1)


September 21st
September 24th
September 28th
October 1st
October 5th
October 8th

CogAT: 2nd Grade & 4th Grade
4th Grade (Group 1)
4th Grade (Group 2)
2nd Grade (Group 1)
2nd Grade (Group 2)

November 9th
November 12th
November 16th
November 19th
Winter FastBridge:
5th Grade
4th Grade
3rd Grade
2nd Grade

K – 1st Grade


January 11th
January 12th
January 13th
January 14th
January 12th – January 15th

ACCESS:
Listening
1st – 5th Grade (Reading)
Reading and Listening Makeups
Speaking
Makeups – All Grades
1st – 5th Grade (Writing)

Kindergarten
Kindergarten

February 2nd
February 3rd
February 4th   – February 5th
February 8th
February 9th
February 10th
February 11th   – February 12th
February 16th   – February 18th
MTAS March 9th –  March 12th
MCA Science: 5th Grade
Makeups
March 9th –  March 12th
March 12th
MCA Reading:
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
Makeups

April 12th
April 13th
April 14th
April 16th
MCA Math:
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
Makeups

April 19th
April 20th
April 21st
April 22nd –  April 23rd
Spring FastBridge: K – 8th Grade

April 27th – 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

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