Testing and Assessments

Minnetonka High School

PSAT: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

Official PSAT/NMSQT* Test Wednesday, October 11, at MHS

Junior year

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.

Sophomore year

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.

Register for the ACT
ACT Test DatesACT Registration DeadlinesLate Fee Required
Sept. 9, 2017Aug. 4, 2017Aug. 5-18, 2017
Oct. 28, 2017Sept. 22, 2017Sept. 23-Oct. 6, 2017
Dec. 9, 2017Nov. 3, 2017Nov. 4-17, 2017
Feb. 10, 2018Jan. 12, 2018Jan. 13-19, 2018

April 3, 2018 (test administered during the school day at MHS)
Registration is through MHS - Register
for the April 3 In-School ACT

Feb. 9, 2018N/A
April 14, 2018March 9, 2018March 10-13, 2018
June 9, 2018May 4, 2018May 5-18, 2018
July 14, 2018June 15, 2018June 16-22, 2018

Free ACT Prep for MHS Juniors

FREE ACT Prep for MHS Juniors

Date and TimeLocationDetails

Dates Vary


Before school and after school ACT prep opportunities offered by MHS staff. No registration necessary. Click here to view the schedule.

Dates VaryMHS

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
Saturday, February 24, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Minnetonka High School

Session II: Score reports distributed and Study Sessions by Princeton Review
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Minnetonka High School



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

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 DatesSAT Registration DeadlinesLate Registration Deadlines
August 26, 2017July 28, 2017August 8, 2017
Oct. 7, 2017Sept. 8, 2017Sept. 19, 2017
Nov. 4, 2017Oct. 5, 2017Oct. 17, 2017
Dec. 2, 2017Nov. 2, 2017Nov. 14, 2017
March 10, 2018Feb. 9, 2018Feb. 20, 2018
May 5, 2018April 6, 2018April 17, 2018
June 2, 2018May 3, 2018May 15, 2018

Language Immersion Tests

GradeTestTesting Window
9-10 ImmersionSTAMP Reading, Writing, Listening and SpeakingTBD
9-10 ChineseHSK Assessment (Level 5 or 6)TBD



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 13
11MCA Math
March 13
*MCA Science (for all students who are enrolled in or have completed biology)April 23 and 24
10 and 11MTASTBD

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 ELL studentsTBD


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.

Students from the Class of 2017 on Decision Day