MINNESOTA COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT (MCA)

•  Parent Testing Information for MN Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and MN Test of Academic Skills (MTAS), in Reading, Mathematics and Science
•  Translated Achievement Level Descriptions

PRACTICE & SAMPLE MATERIALS

•  Accessing Online Item Samplers on PearsonAccess Next 2015-2016 (published 02/24/2016)
•  Accessing Online Item Samplers through the Training Center 2015-2016 (published 02/24/2016)
•  MCA Online Testing Guide (Newspapers in Education, NIE)
  ○  To log in, type mca in both the username and password fields under the student log in option.
•  Reading and Math MCA, MTAS and MCA Science Item Samplers (Science not available yet)

SCHOOL ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR (SAC) INFORMATION

•  Information for Principals on Preliminary MCA results (published May, 15 2015)
•  On-Demand Reports Quick Guide 2014-2015 (published May 5, 2015)
•  MCA Online Testing Quick Guide 2015-2016 (published 02/12/2016)
•  Remove Students from Online Test Sessions (published 04/22/2016)
•  MTAS Score Entry Quick Guide for Test Administrators (published 02/24/2016)
•  MTAS Score Entry Quick Guide for District Assessment Coordinators and Assessment Administrators (published 02/24/2016)
•  Data Entry Quick Guide 2015-2016
•  Procedures Manual for the Minnesota Assessments 2015-2016
•  MCA and MTAS Assessment Manual 2015-16
•  MTAS Task Administration Manual
•  MTAS Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI)
•  MTAS Data Collection Form
•  MDE Universal Non-Disclosure Agreement
•  MCA SAC Training 2016 Powerpoint (published 02/16/2016)
•  Estimated Testing Times for all Tests, 2015-2016 (published 02/24/2016)
•  Supports Available to All Students (published 02/12/2016)
•  Accomodations for Students with an IEP or 504 Plan, 2015-16 (published 02/12/2016)
•  MCA Comment Form (MS Word or PDF)
•  Directions to use the Data Center Password Protected Site
•  Directions for Using Viewpoint to Access MCA Data
•  Instructions for Checking if Teachers are Listed in PearsonAccess Next (published 03/8/2016)
•  Math Accommodated Materials Security Sign-out Form
•  Reading Accommodated Materials Security Sign-out Form
•  MTAS Powerpoint

TEST MONITOR DIRECTIONS

•  Test Monitor Directions (Reading, Math & Science)
•  Test Monitor & Student Directions for PAPER (Reading, Math & Science)
•  Student Directions
•  Student Directions Transcript
•  MCA Math Formula Sheets
  ○  Grade 5
  ○  Grade 6
  ○  Grade 7
  ○  Grade 8
  ○  Grade 11

MCA-II GENERAL INFORMATION

•  MCA Raw Score to Scale Score Conversion Charts
•  MCA-II Mathematics Test Specifications Grade 11 (revised 10/05/10)
•  Test Specifications for State Assessments (links to MDE website)