State and Federal Tests
Our testing schedule will be posted when possible. Please call Kathy Holahan at 320-274-8208, extension 3312 for your child's test information as needed.
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.
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.
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: