Assessment Calendar

Our assessment calendar informs you of the testing windows or specific assessment dates for school-wide testing.  There are three main assessment "seasons": Fall (September/October), Winter (January/February), and Spring (March-May).  District assessments such as the NWEA - Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) are used to monitor student growth throughout an academic year and from year-to-year.  The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are required for all students in Minnesota to determine student proficiency of academic standards. 
 
2014-2015 Bluffview Montessori Assessment Calendar
 
When Who What Why
Sept 3-5 2-8 NWEA Reading, NWEA Math and NWEA Science For Instruction and Placement, To enter RtI
Sept 10-26 K8 AimsWeb Math and Reading Benchmarks For Instruction and Placement, To enter RtI
Sept 29-Dec. 19 3-8 Optional Local Purpose Assessment (OLPA) Math and Reading assessment For Instruction (Optional) to help with MCA
Nov 3-21 8 EXPLORE For Instruction
Jan 5-7 K-8 AimsWeb Math and Reading Benchmarks For Instruction and Placement, To enter and exit RtI, measure growth
Jan 8-16 2-8 NWEA Reading and NWEA Math For Instruction and Placement, To enter and exit RtI, measure growth
Feb 2-March 20 K-8 ELL Students (paper/pencil) WIDA Federal Mandate
April 13-May 7 3-8 (online) MCA Math, Reading State Mandate
May 11-13 Grade 5,8 (online) MCA Science State Mandate
May 18-25 K-8 NWEA Reading , NWEA Math and NWEA Science For Instruction
Weekly 1-8 students receiving additional support Math and Reading Progress Monitor Tools To enter and exit RtI, measure growth