Testing & Assessment

MCA Testing

April 8 - 12: 10th grade MCA Reading Test

Students in 10th grade will take this during English 10 class over 2 to 4 days.

  • Testing Rationale:
    • Measure reading proficiency against state standards;
    • Reading college and career readiness score correlates to college entrance standardized tests;
    • Meet federal & state accountability requirements.
  • View MCA Reading Sampler (SELECT Grade 10)

 April 30 - May 3: 11th grade MCA Math Test

Students in 11th grade will take this test during their Math class over 2 to 4 days. Current 11th graders not in a math class will be assigned a class to take the test

  • Testing Rationale: 
    • Measure Math proficiency against state standards;
    • Math college and career readiness score to college entrance standardized test;
    • Meet federal & state accountability requirements.
  • View MCA Math Sampler (SELECT Grade 11)

May 6 - 10: High School Science

Student currently enrolled in Biology will take this test over 2 - 4 days.

  • Testing Rationale:
    • Measure science proficiency against state standards;
    • Science college and career readiness score to college entrance standardized test;
    • Meet federal & state accountability requirements.
  • View MCA Science Sampler (SELECT High School)

MTAS

The Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS) is an alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. It is part of the Minnesota assessment program. The MTAS measures reading, mathematics, and science skills that are linked to the general education curriculum. These skills represent high expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities, but tasks to measure these skills are considerably less difficult than the items on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) For questions regarding this test please contact your student’s case manager.

2019 ACT + Writing

April 4 & April 18

  • ACT Advisory--Preregistration Students will complete ACT registration on paper.
    • This pre-registration is MANDATORY and must be completed prior to test day.
    • PSEO students should contact Ian Bronson (ibronson@sowashco.org) to set up a time to complete this IF they are taking the ACT on April 24, 2019.

April 24, 2019

Minnesota legislation requires districts to offer the ACT + Writing test to all juniors during the school day in the spring of their junior year at no cost to families. Districts request reimbursement from the Minnesota Department of Education. The ACT scores will be part of the student’s official ACT record and can be provided to colleges at no cost.

  • Districtwide Test Day: Tuesday, April 24, 2019
  • 11th grade (Juniors) will take the test.
  • 9th, 10th, and 12th graders will not report to school on April 24, 2019. These students are expected to work on academics from home. View the District 833 information announcement regarding this day.
  • Testing Rationale:
    • Students take the official ACT test in math, English, reading, science, and writing.
    • The score from this ACT test can be submitted for college applications and scholarships.
  • DISTRICT 833 NOTICE: Information regarding ACT Testing Day for high school juniors
  • World's Best Workforce Information (MDE website)
  • Minnesota Stature 120B.11 (Minn. Office of the Revisor of Statutes website)
  • Other ACT test dates (ACT website)
  • ACT test prep options:
Any questions regarding these tests can be directed to Ian Bronson, Park High School’s Student Achievement Specialist.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

The AP Exam period is May 9 - May 24, 2019.

For questions regarding AP Exam testing, please contact Katarina Klem, AP Testing Coordinator.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams

The IB testing period is May 2 - May 24, 2019.

For more information regarding our IB program, please visit our International Baccalaureate
web page
.
For questions regarding IB, please contact Lisa Martineau, IB Coordinator.

2019 IB & AP Combined Testing Calendar

Detailed IB & AP Testing Schedule for 2019
Exam time and location details are also available on the PHS main calendar.

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
   May 7  May 8  May 9  May 10
   IB History P1 & 2

 IB History P3 AP Chem
IB Biology HL P1 & 2
IB Biology SL P1 & 2
AP US History
IB Biology HL P3
IB Biology SL P3
IB Psych P1
 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 17
AP Biology
IB Psych P2
IB Math HL P 1
IB Math Studies SL P 1
IB Math SL P 1
 AP Calc AB
AP Calc BC
IB Math Studies SL P 2
IB Math SL P 2
IB Math HL P 2
AP Human Geography
IB German SL P1
‚ÄčIB German SL P2
IB Math HL P3
AP World Hist
AP Stats
IB English HL P1
IB English HL P1
IB English HL P2
IB English HL P2
IB Physics SL P1 & 2
IB SEHS SL P1 & 2
IB SEHS SL P1 & 2
 May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23 May 24
IB SEHS SL P3
IB SEHS SL P3
IB Physics SL P3
IB Spanish SL P1
IB Spanish HL P1
IB Spanish HL P1
AP Late Statistics
IB Spanish SL P2
IB Spanish HL P2
IB Spanish HL P2
IB Chem HL P1 & 2
IB Chem HL P1 & 2
IB Chem HL P3
IB Chem HL P3
IB French SL P1
 AP Late Calc AB
AP Late Calc BC
IB French SL P2