Testing and Assessments

Minnetonka High School

PSAT: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

Official PSAT/NMSQT* Test Wednesday, Oct. 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)

ACT

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

ACT Test DatesACT Registration DeadlinesLate Fee Required
Sept. 10, 2016Aug. 7, 2016Aug. 8-19, 2016
Oct. 22, 2016Sept. 16, 2016Sept. 17-30, 2016
Dec. 10, 2016Nov. 4, 2016Nov. 5-18, 2016
Feb. 11, 2017Jan. 13, 2017Jan. 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017March 3, 2017March 4-17, 2017
April 19, 2017
(offered during the school day at MHS)

Feb. 17, 2017

N/A
June 10, 2017May 5, 2017May 6-19, 2017

Free ACT Prep for MHS Juniors

FREE ACT Prep for MHS Juniors (optional)

Date and TimeLocationDetails

April 6, April 10, April 11, April 12 & April 13

7:05-7:50 a.m.
MHSZero-Hour and after school review sessions (no registration required)
Review Session Schedule
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

REGISTER FOR THE SAT

SAT Test DatesSAT Registration DeadlinesLate Registration Deadlines
Oct. 1, 2016Sept. 1, 2016Sept. 20, 2016
Nov. 5, 2016Oct. 7, 2016Oct. 25, 2016
Dec. 3, 2016Nov. 3, 2016Nov. 22, 2016
Jan. 21, 2017Dec. 21, 2016Jan. 10, 2017
March 11, 2017Feb. 10, 2017Feb. 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 SpeakingFeb. 6-24
9-10 ChineseHSK Assessment (Level 5 or 6)May 1-19

MCAs


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.

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 FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)

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

GradeTestTesting Window
9-12WIDA for ELL studentsJan. 30-March 24

PISA

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
10PISASpring

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)

Students from the Class of 2017 on Decision Day