Testing and Assessment 

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments

MCA II tests in Reading and Math are given each year in April and are required by the Minnesota Department of Education. Results of Reading and Math tests are used to track the school's Adequate Yearly Progress. Click here to access your personalized Learning Locator information. Your personal "learning locator" is printed on your individual MCA II reports that were mailed home in August. You can help your child improve by selecting online activities and resources appropriate to their skill level. 

NWEA MAP Testing

NWEA Measures of Academic Progress, computerized tests given 3 times a year, track student progress from Fall to Spring and from grade to grade. This test is not required by the state; LJA uses this test to provide data to create individualized goal sheets and teachers use the results to plan differentiated instruction for all students. Areas tested are Reading, Math, General Science, and Concepts and Processes. Student results are compared to a national sample of 2.8 million students. Caregivers can click here for more information.

Testing Calendar

Fall NWEAs:

Math-August 23 & 24

Reading-August 28 & 29

Science-August 21

Winter NWEAs:

January 2018 (exact date TBD)

Spring NWEAs:

June 2018 (exact date TBD


Late April (exact date TBD)