MCA testing

  • The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are state tests in mathematics, reading and science that meet the requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). They are given every year to measure student performance against the Minnesota Academic Standards that specify what students in a particular grade should know and do.

    At Willmar Middle School, students take the MCA Math and Reading test in grades 6-8. The Science test is for 8th graders. All students will be taking their MCA tests on their iPads during their designated time.

Additional MCA Resources

Test Dates

  • MCA Reading: 

    6th grade
    April 13-14, 2021
    8:00-11:00 a.m.

    7th and 8th grade
    April 15-16, 2021
    9:00 a.m. - Noon

    Distance Learning Students:

    Grades 6-8

    Saturday, April 17

    8:30-11:30am

    MCA Math: 

    6th grade
    April 20-21, 2021
    8:00-11:00 a.m.

    7th and 8th grade
    April 22-23, 2021
    9:00 a.m. - Noon

    Distance Learning Students:

    Grades 6-8

    Saturday, April 24

    8:30-11:30am

    MCA Science

    8th grade only
    May 4-5, 2021
    9:00 a.m. - Noon 

    Distance Learning Students:

    Tuesday, May 4th

    2:30-5:00pm