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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. Students are encouraged to develop study schedules and utilize exam preparatory books if possible.

2023-2024 District Assessment Schedule

 Parent Guide

Cell Phone, Device and Wearable Technology Procedures for State testing

2023-2024 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 Test, typically administered to juniors and seniors, is a national college admissions examination designed to measure academic achievement in English, mathematics, reading and science.

    Current state legislation requires that 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.

    2022 Results:

    Grade 3 Math                              Grade 3 Reading

    Grade 4 Math                              Grade 4 Reading

    Grade 5 Math                             Grade 5 Reading
    Grade 5 Science

    Grade 6 Math                             Grade 6 Reading

    Grade 7 Math                              Grade 7 Reading

    Grade 8 Math                                Grade 8 Reading

    Grade 8 Science

    Grade 10 Reading                      Grade 10 Science

    Grade 11 Math

  • Star Test Fall Benchmark Results Grades K-8

    2022 Results

    Please Note: The National Mean in the charts below is based on 2017 Star Norms and does not reflect the learning impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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