• State and Federal Tests

    Please contact Kathy Holahan if you have questions:  kholahan@isd876.org; 320-274-8208, extension 3312

    January 29-March 23, 2018    English Learners are tested--generally English is not these students' first or home language.  WIDA is the name of the agency that supports and manages the federally required ACCESS 2.0 Assessments.  They are a series of 4 tests to measure students' proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

    Sandy Briscoe is the English Learners teacher in all three schools.


    March 4-May 11, 2018    MCA-III, Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, series III, for reading and math until May 5 and for science until May 11, are:

    Reading and math tests for grades 3-8

    Reading test for grade 10

    Math test for grade 11

    Science tests for grades 5, 8, and a science test for high school students enrolled in biology during the school year

    Most students are assessed with computer delivered tests.  Some special education students take a paper/pencil version of the tests.  A designated person enters the student's completed test information online.

    Annandale Elemedntary School Reading MCA Schedule

    Annandale Elementary School Math and Science MCA Schedules

    Annandale Middle School Grade 6 MCA Schedule

    Annandale Middle School Grades 7 and 8 MCA Schedule

    Annandale Middle School Grade 8 MCA Science Schedule


    March 4-May 4, 2018   MTAS-III, Minnesota Test of Academic Skills, series III, are alternatives to MCA tests.  They are given to special education students with the greatest cognitive challenges.  Teachers enter the student's test information online.


    April 24, 2018   ACT, American College Testing a collection of college entrance assessments in English, reading, math, science and writing assessments will be offered to 11th grade students as required by the Minnesota Department of Education.


    Opt Out Form for Minnesota State Testing

    A parent or guadian must sent a new  OPT OUT form to Mr. Meinke EACH YEAR.

    Parent/Guardian OPT OUT Guide

    Please send a completed form with your signature to


    If you send a completed paper form to a your child's teacher, please send an email to Jon Meinke at the address above and to the teacher with the message that the form has been sent to school.

    OR mail to John Meinke, Director of Testing, Annandale High School, 855 Hemlock St. E., Annandale MN 55302


    Annandale Public Schools Test Procedures follow state of Minnesota requirements: 

    Annandale Public Schools Test Procedures