ACCESS: ACCESS is an assessment for English Language Learners and is an English language proficiency assessment given annually to students in kindergarten through grade twelve who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs).
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA): As required by law, Minnesota assesses student progress toward meeting state academic standards in reading, math, and science using standardized tests. Public schools administer the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) reading and math tests in grades 3 through 8 and one high school grade, and the science test in grades 5 and 8 and one high school grade (students taking biology).
Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS): Also, required by law, Minnesota uses specialized tests for specific populations. Some students receiving special education services take the Minnesota Test of academic Skills (MTAS) instead of the MCA.
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT): The preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test is a practice test for the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): The Scholastic Aptitude Test is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the US. It is a content-based test that includes Reading, Math, Language, and an Essay section.
American College Testing (ACT): American College Testing (ACT) is a college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college. ACT is a content based test that includes English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.