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

Winter NWEAs:

7/8 grade Math - January 5

5/6 grade Math - January 7

7/8 grade Reading - January 12

5/6 grade Reading - January 14

All grades Science - February 10 and 11

MCA's:

Reading-April 5 and 6

Math-April 7 and 8

Science-May 5 and 6

 

Spring NWEAs:

Math-June 8 and 9

Reading-June 13 and 14

Science-June 15 and 16