Testing and Assessments

Minnetonka High School

PSAT: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

Official PSAT/NMSQT* Test Wednesday, October 19, at MHS

Junior Year (registration for the fall 2016 psat exam is now closed.)

Even if students do not plan to take the SAT, they must take the PSAT as a junior to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Competition. MHS juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT, offered during the school day at MHS.

Students who qualify as National Merit Semifinalists are notified during September of their senior year, about one year after taking the PSAT. National Merit Semifinalists are highly sought college recruits. In addition to National Merit Scholarships, many colleges and universities offer their own significant scholarships that can amount to thousands of dollars each year, half-tuition, etc.

Sophomore year (registration for the fall 2016 psat 10 is now closed.)

Sophomores may also take the PSAT 10 test at Minnetonka High School as a practice test before junior year. (PSAT 10 is not considered for entry in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.)

*Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)


Minnetonka High School will be a host site for all the 2016-17 national ACT testing dates.

ACT Test DatesACT Registration DeadlinesLate Fee Required
September 10, 2016August 7, 2016August 8-19, 2016
October 22, 2016September 16, 2016September 17-30, 2016
December 10, 2016November 4, 2016November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017January 13, 2017January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017March 3, 2017March 4-17, 2017
April 19, 2017
(offered during the school day at MHS)
Important Note: You will register for this in-school test through MHS.
Registration opens January 24; look for details later in the year.

Testing accommodations
If your student is eligible for testing accommodations through
a 504 plan
or an Individual Education Plan, please refer to the email
that was sent on November 14, 2016 from Carrie Radde (504 Coordinator) or
Kristin Laughlin (Special Education Facilitator) for important details about
requesting testing accommodations for the April 19 in-school ACT. If you
believe your junior is eligible for testing accommodations and you did not receive
an email from Carrie or Kristin, please contact:

504: Carrie Radde at carrie.radde@minnetonkaschools.org
IEP: Kristin Laughlin at kristin.laughlin@minnetonkaschools.org

NOTE: The deadline to request testing accommodations for the April 19
in-school ACT is December 22, 2016.

June 10, 2017May 5, 2017May 6-19, 2017

Free ACT Prep for MHS Juniors

FREE ACT Prep for MHS Juniors (optional)

Date and TimeLocationDetails

Saturday, February 25


March 11

On Saturday, February 25, a practice ACT (without the writing section) will be offered at MHS. This test will run from 8 a.m.-noon, and be proctored just as an official test.

On Saturday, March 11, students will receive their practice ACT results and MHS teachers will offer study sessions from 9:00 a.m.-noon.

  • Please note that students must attend the entirety of both sessions if they are to participate.
  • Registration will open on January 24 (registration details will be available later in the year)
April 4-13
7:05-7:50 a.m.
MHSZero-Hour review sessions (no registration required)
Additional Free Resources:

Method Test Prep, located in Naviance Family Connection NOTE: a password is required. Juniors and their parents may access Naviance Family Connection via Single Sign On (SSO)
ACT Academy Schoology site (all juniors are enrolled)
ACT study guide (pick up a free copy in the Counseling office)

PreACT Information for MHS Sophomores

PreACT Information (for MHS Sophomores)

On Wednesday, April 19, tenth-grade students will take the PreACT. In the weeks following the test, they will receive a detailed score report that will provide guidance for their next steps post-secondary planning.

The following free resources are available:

  • Method Test Prep, located in Naviance Family Connection NOTE: A student password is required. Sophomore students may access Naviance Family Connection via Single Sign On (SSO)
  • ACT Academy Schoology site (all sophomores are enrolled)
  • ACT study guide (pick up a free copy in the Counseling office)

Note to students with a 504 or IEP: Due to limited space and staffing, we are unable to provide testing accommodations for this practice test.



SAT Test DatesSAT Registration DeadlinesLate Registration Deadlines
October 1, 2016September 1, 2016September 20, 2016
November 5, 2016October 7, 2016October 25, 2016
December 3, 2016November 3, 2016November 22, 2016
January 21, 2017December 21, 2016January 10, 2017
March 11, 2017February 10, 2017February 28, 2017
May 6, 2017April 7, 2017April 25, 2017
June 3, 2017May 9, 2017May 24, 2017

Language Immersion Tests

GradeTestTesting Window
9-10 ImmersionSTAMP Reading, Writing, Listening and SpeakingFebruary 6-24
9-10 ChineseHSK Assessment (Level 5 or 6)May 1-19



MCAs are mandated by the state of Minnesota. They help schools and districts measure student progress toward the state’s academic standards.

GradeTestTesting Dates
10MCA ReadingMarch 16
11MCA Math
March 16
11MCA Science (for students who are enrolled in or have completed biology)April 24 and 25
10 and 11MTASMarch 6-May 12 (testing window)

National and Internationally Normed Tests


WIDA is a federally mandated test to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English language proficiency.

GradeTestTesting Window
9-12WIDA for ELLsJanuary 30-March 24


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publishes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an assessment that aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in reading, mathematics, and science. Students are randomly selected by OECD for the PISA test administration.

GradeTestTesting Window

AP and IB Exam Information

Minnetonka High School maintains a Google Drive folder with current AP & IB Exam Information:

AP & IB Exam Info
(Minnetonka Google Account Required)