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 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)
REGISTER FOR THE ACT
Minnetonka High School will be a host site for all the 2016-17 national ACT testing dates.
|ACT Test Dates||ACT Registration Deadlines||Late Fee Required|
|September 10, 2016||August 7, 2016||August 8-19, 2016|
|October 22, 2016||September 16, 2016||September 17-30, 2016|
|December 10, 2016||November 4, 2016||November 5-18, 2016|
|February 11, 2017||January 13, 2017||January 14-20, 2017|
|April 8, 2017||March 3, 2017||March 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.
NOTE: The deadline to request testing accommodations for the April 19
|June 10, 2017||May 5, 2017||May 6-19, 2017|
FREE ACT Prep for MHS Juniors (optional)
|Date and Time||Location||Details|
Saturday, February 25
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.
|MHS||Zero-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)
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 Dates||SAT Registration Deadlines||Late Registration Deadlines|
|October 1, 2016||September 1, 2016||September 20, 2016|
|November 5, 2016||October 7, 2016||October 25, 2016|
|December 3, 2016||November 3, 2016||November 22, 2016|
|January 21, 2017||December 21, 2016||January 10, 2017|
|March 11, 2017||February 10, 2017||February 28, 2017|
|May 6, 2017||April 7, 2017||April 25, 2017|
|June 3, 2017||May 9, 2017||May 24, 2017|
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 16|
|11||MCA Math||March 16|
|11||MCA Science (for students who are enrolled in or have completed biology)||April 24 and 25|
|10 and 11||MTAS||March 6-May 12 (testing window)|
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 ELLs||January 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.