Testing Information

At CPE, students participate in a series of standardized testing including: NWEA MAP, MCA Math and Reading, and WiDA-ACCESS.

NWEA MAP

Purpose

The NWEA MAP assessments are a leading indicator of student growth and academic performance relative to peers nationwide.

FREQUENCY

All students Grades K-6 are tested twice per year in Math and Reading (Fall and Spring).

Proficiency Level

Each grade level has a different scale by which to measure growth and proficiency. (for example, a student will grow exponentially in Kindergarten, while growth in the upper grades is more gradual).

MCA, MATH, READING AND SCIENCE

Purpose

The MCA Tests are Minnesota’s Standardized Assessments to measure student proficiency relative to grade level standards. The MCA Tests are used to determine a school’s academic progress and performance.

Frequency

All students Grades 3-6 are tested once per year in Math and Reading. Grade 5 is tested once per year in Science.

Proficiency Level

Approximate MCA proficiency: Exceeds: 65-100 Meets: 50-64 Partially Meets: 40-49 Does Not Meet: 0-39

WIDA-ACCESS

Purpose

The WiDA-ACCESS tests are used to determine the English language developmental progress and performance level in each of the four categories.

FREQUENCY

All LEP Students in Grades K-6 are given the WiDA-ACCESS Test once per year in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

Proficiency Level

Students receive a score based on a scale of 1-5 that best fits their level of English Proficiency in each category.

Click on the following links for more information.

2018 – 2019 CPE Testing Calendar 

Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Particiption in Statewide Testing

If you would like more information regarding the assessments your child will be taking, please contact Linda Vang at 651-605-2360.