Testing Information

Test Testing Dates
Fall FastBridge: 1st – 3rd Grade September 10th –  October 2nd
CogAt: 2nd & 4th Grade November 9th –  24th
Winter FastBridge: K– 5th Grade

January 11th – 29th

ACCESS: K – 5th Grade EL Students February 1st –  March 12th
MCA Reading: 3rd – 5th Grade April 7th – 14th
MCA Math: 3rd – 5th Grade April 15th – 22nd
MCA Science: 5th Grade May 3rd –  14th
MTAS April 7th – 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

November

Bishop Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Bishop Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Bishop Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Bishop Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Bishop Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Bishop Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Bishop Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Bishop Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Bishop Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Bishop Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Bishop Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4
Bishop Classrooms, Grades 2 & 4

January