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Standardized Test

Testing & Assessment

Measuring Student Growth Within The District

Northfield Public Schools will use standardized assessments and other testing to measure student growth, identify student needs, inform parents, guide curriculum, and communicate district performance.

2018-19 District Assessment Schedule

 Parent Guide

Cell Phone, Device and Wearable Technology Procedures for State testing

2018-2019 Building MCA and ACCESS for EL Testing Schedules

(Building schedules are subject to modification based on student and building need.)


District Testing Information and Results

Standardized testing is determined at the state level. The statewide assessments are used to measure that curriculum and daily instruction in our schools are being aligned to the academics standards, ensuring all students are being provided an equitable education. The Parent/Guardian Guide to Statewide Testing outlines more about academic standards and student participation. Below is information on each individual exam type and recent testing results within the district.

  • ACT Test and Results

    The ACT Plus Writing Test, typically administered to juniors and seniors, is a national college admissions examination designed to measure academic achievement in English, mathematics, reading, writing and science.

    For the graduating class of 2016 – All juniors were required to sit for the ACT in the spring of 2016 per Minnesota Department of Education guidelines. Current state legislation requires that beginning with the class of 2017, juniors must be offered the chance to take the ACT on the state administration day selected by the district.

  • AP Test and Results

    Advanced Placement (AP) is a program administered by the College Board, which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant advanced course placement and/or course credit to students who obtain scores of 3 or higher on the AP examination.


  • MCA Test and Results

    All students are required by state legislation to participate in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments. Reading and math tests are given annually to students in grades 3-8, reading to grade 10 and math to grade 11. Science is given in grades 5, 8 and 10.

    2017 Results

    Grade 3 

    Grade 4 

    Grade 5 

    Grade 6 

    Grade 7 

    Grade 8 

    Grade 10

    Grade 11 


  • MAP Test and Results

    Coming soon – Fall 2017 results.  

    Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) aligns to the Minnesota Standards in math and the Common Core Standards in reading. The MAP test is taken in the fall by all students in grades 1-8, and in the spring by students in grades 1, 2, and 9. MAP testing is completed on an as-needed basis during other times in the year.

    2016 Results

    MAP Exam Reading Results

    MAP Exam Math Results

  • Kindergarten FAST Test and Results

    FAST (Formative Assessment System for Teachers) is a suite of assessment progress monitoring tools designed to help educators screen, monitor progress, and analyze reading and math skills of students in kindergarten.

    2017 Results

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Annual Report

In accordance with Minnesota statute, Northfield Public Schools developed a World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) Annual Report.

WBWF Report

MDE Report Card Tool

The Minnesota Department of Education provides easy access to district and school information, test results, revenue and expenditure data, and demographic information, using a tool called the Report Card. Here you can learn more about Northfield student performance on state and national assessments:

State Report Card Tool