Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
Fall FastBridge: K– 5th Grade, Math and Reading August 27th – September 25th
CogAt: 2nd Grade and 4th Grade

November 4th – 24th

Winter FastBridge: K– 5th Grade, Math and Reading January 11th – 29th
ACCESS: K – 5th Grade, EL Students January 25th – March 29th
MCA Science: 5th Grade April 26th – April 30th
MCA Reading: 3rd  Grade April 13th – 15th
                            4th Grade April 15th – 16th
                            5th Grade April 13th – 14th
MCA Math: 3rd Grade April 20th – 22nd
                      4th Grade April 22nd – 23rd
                      5th Grade April 20th – 21st
Spring FastBridge: K– 5th Grade, Math and Reading

May 3rd – May 28th

Glossary of Tests

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

January