District and State Assessments
star reading and math assessments
All students will take the STAR Reading and Math assessments each quarter. STAR assessments are short tests that provide teachers with learning data. Star tests are computer adaptive, which means they adjust to each answer your child provides. This helps teachers get the best data to help your child in the shortest amount of testing time. Teachers analyze the data they get from Star Assessments to learn what students already know and what they are ready to learn next, to monitor student growth, and to determine which students may need additional help. Star Assessments are heavily researched and scientifically proven to help teachers guide each student on his or her unique path to mastery. For more information on the STAR Reading and Math assessments, please review this guide.
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments: Reading, Math, and Science Testing
Students in grade 10 will take the Reading MCA. Students in grade 11 will take the Math MCA. Students currently enrolled in a Biology course will take the Science MCA. MCAs measure whether students have met, partially met, or exceeded Minnesota’s academic standards. MCA testing occurs in the spring and is required for all public schools in Minnesota. Official results will be available the following fall.
MCA: Reading, Math, and Science Testing schedule
- MCA: Reading for students in grade 10 will take place on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:00am.
- MCA: Math for students in grade 11 will take place on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9:00am.
- MCA: Science for students enrolled in Biology classes will take place the week of April 23-27, 2018.
Participation in Assessments
Augsburg Fairview Academy is committed to the ongoing assessment of student performance on district, state and national measures in order to provide parents the information they need to make informed decisions about the education of their children, and to provide staff the data they require to make informed instructional decisions.
Under federal law, parents and guardians have the right to opt their child out of standardized testing. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has published a Parent/Guardian Guide to Statewide Testing which provides information to help parents/guardians make informed decisions about Minnesota State Assessments.
If a parent or guardian wishes to speak with a school representative about their child’s participation in standardized testing, they may contact their child’s classroom teacher, an administrator, or the District Assessment Coordinator.
If a parent or guardian wishes to opt their child our of standardized testing, this form must be completed and submitted to the District Assessment Coordinator.
The contact information for the District Assessment Coordinator is as follows:
Heidi E. Anderson
2504 Columbus Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404