Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
Fall FastBridge: K – 5th Grade

September 2nd – October 10th

CogAT: 2nd Grade & 4th Grade November 2nd – 19th
Winter FastBridge: K– 8th Grade

January 11th  – February 3rd

ACCESS: K – 8th Grade, EL Students January 31st  – March 11th
MCA Science: 5th Grade May 3rd – May 6th
MCA Reading: 3rd – 8th Grade April 18th – 29th
MCA Math: 3rd – 8th Grade April 25th – May 6th
MTAS April 11th – April 15th
Spring FastBridge: K – 8th Grade

May 9th – 27th

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.