Required Minnesota Tests
MCA-II and MCA-III tests are the state tests used to measure student learning according to state standards. These tests are required under No Child Left Behind to determine AYP, Adequate Yearly Progress. MCA-III Reading tests are paper and pencil tests. MCA-III Math are online tests administered on computers. Grade 11 MCA-II Math is a paper and pencil test.
GRAD tests are Minnesota graduation tests. Students must pass these tests in order to graduate:
9th grade----GRAD Written Composition
10th grade--GRAD Reading
11th grade--GRAD Mathematics
For 2012-2013, a 12th grade student who did not pass GRAD Math in the spring of 2012 must participate in remediation and retest. If a student does not pass after two retests, he or she may graduate if all other graduation requirements are met.
This year's GRAD Math is embedded in the Grade 11 MCA-II test. Students who do not meet proficiency in the MCA-II test or the GRAD portion of that test are able to retake the GRAD until they achieve passing scores.
Grade 10 Students who do not meet proficiency in this year's MCA-III Reading and grade 11 and 12 students who have not passed GRAD are required to take the GRAD Reading until achieving a passing score.
Retests for GRAD Reading & Math are scheduled monthly beginning in October. Parents and students will be notified when they are eligible to retest.
GRAD Written Composition retest is scheduled for November 2. Parents and students will be notified when they are eligible to retest.
MCA-II Science tests are administered by computer in grades 5, 8, and 10 (the year the high school student is enrolled in high school Biology. These tests do not count toward Adequate Yearly Progress but are required by the state of Minnesota.
For questions about test scheduling, contact
Annandale High School
(320) 274-8208, extension 3601
For questions about test analysis, contact
Annandale MN 55302
(320) 274-8208, extension 3312