Testing Tips for Success
Although the temperatures don’t really feel like it is spring, it is that time of the year. Every spring the students across the state take the required Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). These tests provide helpful information for parents and schools about how well our students have learned the concepts expected at each grade level in the Minnesota Academic Standards.
Reading, Math, Writing, and Science are the subjects that are tested at various grade levels. Students in grades 3-8 take Reading and Math MCA tests. Science is tested on-line in grades 5, 8, and 10. Tenth grade students take the MCA-GRAD test in Reading; and eleventh grade students take the MCA-GRAD test in Math.
Below are some great tips that can increase your child’s success on the MCA tests:
Your support and encouragement at home are appreciated as our students take these important tests this spring.
- Go to bed early the night before the MCA tests to make sure your student gets plenty of rest.
- Relax together the night before testing – play a game, watch a movie, or do something else fun together.
- Encourage your child to do his/her best on each test.
- Avoid scheduling appointments on testing days. A testing calendar for grades 3-11 is included in this newsletter.
- Tell your child to take his/her time on the tests.
Allison Schmidt, Superintendent
Character Education of April
- Working to make your home, school and community a better place to live.
- Is the conduct or behavior of a person in relation to the group in which they live.
- A good citizen is respectful of the rights, duties and privileges of all citizens,
- Related traits are cooperativness, fairness and neighborliness.