Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
Fall FastBridge: K – 5th Grade
Makeups
September 14th – October 2nd
October 5th – October 14th

CogAT
2nd Grade (Group 2)
2nd Grade (Group 1)

4th Grade (Group 2)
4th Grade (Group 1)
Makeups


November 5th  – November 6th
November 9th  – November 10th
November 5th
November 10th
November 12th  – November 24th
Winter FastBridge: K– 5th Grade January 4th – January 22nd
Winter FastBridge: Makeups January 25th – January 29th
ACCESS: K – 5th Grade, EL Students February 1st – March 12th
MTAS March 15th – May 7th

MCA Reading: 3rd – 5th Grade
3rd – 4th Grade (Group 1)
3rd – 4th Grade (Group 2)
5th Grade (Group 1)

5th Grade (Group 2)
Makeups


March 15th –  March 16th
March 18th –  March 19th
April 12th –  April 13th
April 15th –  April 16th
April 26th –  May 7th
MCA Math: 3rd – 5th Grade
3rd – 4th Grade (Group 1)
3rd – 4th Grade (Group 2)

Makeups

March 22nd – March 23rd
March 25th – March 26th
April 26th – May 7th
MCA Science: 5th Grade
Group 1
Group 2

May 4th
May 4th
Spring FastBridge: K – 5th Grade
Makeups

May 10th – May 21st
May 24th – 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

October

November