Milaca Public Schools
500 Highway 23 West
Milaca, MN 56353
Assessment provides data for students, parents, teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders throughout the community.  We use the data to give feedback to students and parents about educational progress and proficiency.  We use the data to determine the effectiveness of programs and curricula.  We use the data to measure ourselves against standards and other systems.

A number of assessments are required by state and federal government.  Other assessments are a local choice because they provide usable data at critical times throughout the school year.  The key to all assessment, whether it be classroom-developed or nationally-normed, is to make sure we use it appropriately.  The wealth of information from assessments makes it possible for us to use multiple measures in our decision-making process.  

Local assessments include classroom tests and projects as well as NWEA (MAP), AIMSweb, and FAST testing. State and federal assessments include MCAs in reading, math, and science along with the ACT plus Writing.

If you have any questions please contact Jeff Meyer.


 General Information and Dates

Specific State Required Spring Testing Dates- Updated October 16, 2023

Testing Calendar- Updated September 22, 2022

 Parent Resources

Minnesota Department of Education Assessment Refusal Form 

MDE's Minnesota Test Requirements.

Pearson Access

Pearson Perspective for Families

NWEA Parent Toolkit

 Student Resources

MCA Test Samplers

Pearson Perspective for Families

Test Prep for The ACT