Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
Fast Bridge - Fall (Grades K-5, Montessori)

September 8th – October 14th

CogAT (Grades 2 & 4) November 4th - November 24th
Fast Bridge - Winter (Grades K-5, Montessori) January 4th - January 29th
ACCESS  (Grades K - 5, EL Students) January 25th - March 19th 
MCA Science (Grade 5) March 16th - March 25th
MCA Reading (Grades 3, 4, & 5) April 6th –  April 16th
MCA Math (Grades 3, 4, & 5) April 19th – April 30th
MTAS (Grades 3, 4, 5 Special Education) April 20th - May 7th
Fast Bridge - Spring (Grades K-5, Montessori) April 27th - 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

September

October

November

Franklin Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Franklin Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Franklin Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4