Testing Dates


2016-17 Test Schedule:

NWEA

Face to Face Academy participates in the Minnesota state required tests for all high school students and local standardized testing.

All 9th and 10th graders participate in the NWEA MAP testing in reading and math in the fall and spring.  These tests are administered on the computer and are untimed.  Each subject area usually takes 1-2 hours of testing.  The purpose of these tests is to measure each studentís growth in both reading and math during the school year.  The Academy has also set specific school wide goals based on the growth results as measured from fall to spring.  We also use the test results to prepare instructional interventions before each student participates in the state required MCA III testing. The NWEA MAP and MCA III are aligned such that each NWEA MAP score can predict MCA III proficiency.  The dates of the fall tests start during second hour on October 12 and end on October 20, 2016.  The window is needed based on the untimed nature of the tests.The spring session starts during second hour on May 17 through June 2, 2017.

MCA Tests

Face to Face Academy provides the state required MCA III tests to its students.  All 10th graders take reading, all 11th graders take math, and any 12th grader who has not completed his or her science test participates in this test after a successful completion of Biology.  The purpose of these tests fulfill every studentís graduation requirement.  These tests are untimed and usually take 4-6 hours per subject area with the science test only needing 1-2 hours.  These tests also measure growth and proficiency for our students.  The Academy has also set specific goals based on the growth results.  The window for these tests are March 29 - April 20.  The window is based on the untimed nature of these tests.

Within the window, here are the focuses:

MCA Math (11th Graders): April 3rd - April 10th

MCA Reading (10th Graders): April 11th -April 18th

MCA Science (Students who have completed Biology Standard): April 16th - 20th

Accuplacer

In addition to the standardized and state tests, the Academy also requires every graduating senior to participate in the Accuplacerís reading and math tests.  The purpose of these tests is dual.  Some students need to participate in these tests to fulfill their graduation requirement in regards to the MCA III.  The other purpose is that these test results determine if a student is eligible to attend Minnesotaís two year college programs.  The Academy has also set specific goals to measure how many students are college ready in math and reading. The dates for these tests are November 30, 2016 and May 31, 2017.