Testing and Assessments
- PSAT: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
- Free ACT Prep for MHS Juniors
- PreACT Information for MHS Sophomores
- Language Immersion Tests
- National and Internationally Normed Tests
- AP and IB Exam Information
Official PSAT/NMSQT* Test Wednesday, October 11, at MHS
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 periods 1-3 on Wednesday, October 11 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.
Sophomores may also take the PSAT test at Minnetonka High School as a practice test before junior year. (A PSAT taken during the sophomore year 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 2017-18 national ACT testing dates except for April 14, 2018.
|ACT Test Dates||ACT Registration Deadlines||Late Fee Required|
|Sept. 9, 2017||Aug. 4, 2017||Aug. 5-18, 2017|
|Oct. 28, 2017||Sept. 22, 2017||Sept. 23-Oct. 6, 2017|
|Dec. 9, 2017||Nov. 3, 2017||Nov. 4-17, 2017|
|Feb. 10, 2018||Jan. 12, 2018||Jan. 13-19, 2018|
|April 3, 2018 (test administered during the school day at MHS)||Registration is through MHS. Deadline and details to come.||N/A|
|April 14, 2018||March 9, 2018||March 10-13, 2018|
|June 9, 2018||May 4, 2018||May 5-18, 2018|
|July 14, 2018||June 15, 2018||June 16-22, 2018|
FREE ACT Prep for MHS Juniors
|Date and Time||Location||Details|
Before school and after school ACT prep opportunities offered by MHS staff. No registration necessary. Click here to view the schedule
Method Test Prep – Guided Sessions led by MHS teachers. Registration required. Click here to view the schedule & register
Feb. 24 & March 10
Session I: Practice ACT - conducted by Princeton Review
Session II: Score reports distributed and Study Sessions by Princeton Review
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 3, 2018
Please note that students must attend the entirety of both sessions if they are to participate.
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) - more information coming soon
On April 3, 2018, tenth grade students will take the PreACT (no registration necessary). 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 Dates||SAT Registration Deadlines||Late Registration Deadlines|
|August 26, 2017||July 28, 2017||August 8, 2017|
|Oct. 7, 2017||Sept. 8, 2017||Sept. 19, 2017|
|Nov. 4, 2017||Oct. 5, 2017||Oct. 17, 2017|
|Dec. 2, 2017||Nov. 2, 2017||Nov. 14, 2017|
|March 10, 2018||Feb. 9, 2018||Feb. 20, 2018|
|May 5, 2018||April 6, 2018||April 17, 2018|
|June 2, 2018||May 3, 2018||May 15, 2018|
MINNESOTA COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENTS (MCA)
MCAs are mandated by the state of Minnesota. They help schools and districts measure student progress toward the state’s academic standards.
|10||MCA Reading||March 13|
|11||MCA Math||March 13|
|*||MCA Science (for all students who are enrolled in or have completed biology)||April 23 and 24|
|10 and 11||MTAS||TBD|
WIDA FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)
WIDA is a federally mandated test to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English language proficiency.
|9-12||WIDA for ELL students||TBD|
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.