At CPE, students participate in a series of standardized testing including: NWEA MAP, MCA Math and Reading, and WiDA-ACCESS.
The NWEA MAP assessments are a leading indicator of student growth and academic performance relative to peers nationwide.
All students Grades K-6 are tested twice per year in Math and Reading (Fall and Spring).
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
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.
All students Grades 3-6 are tested once per year in Math and Reading. Grade 5 is tested once per year in Science.
Approximate MCA proficiency: Exceeds: 65-100 Meets: 50-64 Partially Meets: 40-49 Does Not Meet: 0-39
The WiDA-ACCESS tests are used to determine the English language developmental progress and performance level in each of the four categories.
All LEP Students in Grades K-6 are given the WiDA-ACCESS Test once per year in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
Students receive a score based on a scale of 1-5 that best fits their level of English Proficiency in each category.