State and Federal Tests
Director of Curriculum & Testing Jon Meinke firstname.lastname@example.org 320-274-8208, Extension 3312
District Testing Kathy Holahan email@example.com 320-274-8208, Extension 3303
Annandale Elementary School Site Assessment Coordinator Nathan Woodford firstname.lastname@example.org 320-274-8218, Extension 1116
Annandale Middle School Site Assessment Coordinator Michele Macalena email@example.com 320-274-8226, Extension 2700
Annandale High School Site Assessment Coordinator Joy Turner firstname.lastname@example.org 320-274-8208, Extension 3601
District MCA Schedules will be updated as needed.
January-March, 2020 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. These tests are scheduled individually.
March-May, 2020 MCA-III, Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, series III, for reading, math and science
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-May 2010 MTAS-III, Minnesota Tests of Academic Skills, are alternatives to MCA-III tests. They are administered to special education students with the greatest cognitive challenges. They are scheduled individually. Teachers enter test information online.
April 2020 ACT, American College Testing, is a collection of college entrance assessments in English, reading, math and science, which will be offered to 11th grade students and any 12th grade students who have not taken the assessments as required by the Minnesota Department of Education. Students may take the ASVAB, an entrance test for joining the military, or ACCUPLACER, a two and four year reading and math placement test instead of the ACT.
2020 Opt Out Form for Minnesota State Testing
A parent or guardian who does not want their children to participate in testing must send 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 Jon Meinke, Director of Curriculum & Testing, Annandale High School, 855 Hemlock St. E., Annandale MN 55302.
Annandale Public Schools Test Procedures follow state of Minnesota requirements: