• State and Federal Tests

    Director of Curriculum & Testing  Jon Meinke   jmeinke@isd876.org   320-274-8208, Extension 3312

    District Testing  Kathy Holahan   kholahan@isd876.org   320-274-8208, Extension 3303

    Annandale Elementary School Site Assessment Coordinator  Nathan Woodford  nwoodford@isd876.org   320-274-8218, Extension 1116

    Annandale Middle School Site Assessment Coordinator  Michele Macalena  mmacalena@isd876.org   320-274-8226, Extension 2700

    Annandale High School Site Assessment Coordinator  Joy Turner  jturner@isd876.org   320-274-8208, Extension 3601 


    District MCA Schedules will be updated as needed.

    2020 Annandale State Test Schedules


    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.

    Parent/Guardian OPT OUT for Student Testing 

    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: 

    2019-2020 Annandale Public Schools State Test Procedures