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 Pearson Access 2014-2015 (published January 2015)
•  Accessing Online Item Samplers through the Training Center 2014-2015 (published January 2015)
•  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

•  Online Testing Quick Guide 2014-2015 (published January 2015)
•  Data Entry DES Quick Guide 2014-2015 (published January 2015)
•  2014 MN Title I Assessment Manual (published January 2014)
•  MDE Universal Non-Disclosure Agreement
•  2012 Interpretive Guide for MN Assessments
•  MCA SAC Training 2014 (PPT, revised 2/10/2014)
•  Secondary MCA SAC Meeting Powerpoint (revised 2/11/2014)
•  Estimated Testing Times for all Tests, 2014-2015 (published 1/27/15)
•  Accomodations for Students with an IEP or 504 Plan, 2014-2015 (published 1/27/15)
•  MCA Comment Form (MS Word or PDF)
•  Directions for Using Viewpoint to Access MCA Data
•  Math Accommodated Materials Security Sign-out Form
•  Reading Accommodated Materials Security Sign-out Form

TEST MONITOR DIRECTIONS

•  Test Monitor Directions (Reading, Math & Science)
•  Test Monitor & Student Directions for PAPER (Reading, Math & Science)
•  Student Directions & Test Monitor Directions
•  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)