2019-2020 ZED Testing Information

  • The Zumbro Education District will be offering the MTAS and MCA's to students in grades 3-8, 10 & 11 in reading and math as well as the MTAS and MCA Science test in grades 5, 8, and high school. Students interested in taking the ACT plus Writing will be given that opportunity.

    The purpose of these assessments is to measure student performance on the academic or language development standards, measure academic progress of students over time and to provide Minnesota graduates information related to career and college readiness.

    The Minnesota State Legislature in compliance with the new Federal ESSA requirements states that these assessments be given to students in the grades listed below. 

    Estimated Test Administration Times for Reading MCA

    • Students in grades 3-8          2.5-3.5 hours
    • Students in grade 10             2-3 hours

    Estimated Test Administration Times for Math MCA

    • Students in grades 3-6          1.5-2.5 hours
    • Students in grades 7-8          2-2.5 hours
    • Students in grade 11             1.5-2.5 hours

    Estimated Test Administration Times for Science MCA

    • Students in grades 5 & 8        1.75 hours
    • Students in high school          2 hours

    MTAS does not have any estimated times for completion

    ACT plus Writing will be offered to students in grades 11 or 12 on February 25, 2020 with a make-up date of March 10, 2020

    Test Results

    • Plublic release of final assessment results in the Data Center               August 2019
    • Student reports arrive in the district                                                  August 2019
    • Reports sent to parents                                                               Prior to Fall Conferences (Oct. 10, 2019)

    ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) - This is a multiple-choice test that provides information regarding which careers (in and out of the military) might be a good fit for students. This test will be offered at the ALC. At this time no date has been set.