Testing and Assessments

Minnetonka High School

PSAT: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

Official PSAT/NMSQT* Test will be administered at MHS on October 16, 2019

Junior year

To be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Competition, students must take the PSAT as a junior. All MHS juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT on October 16, during hours 1-3. This is an excused absence.

Students who qualify as National Merit Semifinalists are notified during September of their senior year, about one year after taking the PSAT/NMSQT. 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.

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test prep opportunities for juniors

Sophomore year

Sophomores may also take the PSAT test at Minnetonka High School on October 16 (hours 1-3, excused absence) as a practice test before junior year. (The PSAT test taken during sophomore year is NOT considered for entry in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.)

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



Register for the National ACT

ACT Test Dates ACT Registration Deadlines Late Registration Deadline
Sept. 14, 2019 Aug. 16, 2019 Aug. 17-30, 2019
Oct. 26, 2019 Sept. 20, 2019 Sept. 21-Oct. 4, 2019
Dec. 14, 2019 Nov. 8, 2019 Nov. 9-22, 2019
Feb. 8, 2020 Jan. 10, 2020 Jan. 11-17, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29-March 13, 2020
April 7, 2020: Test administered during the school day at MHS Registration will be through Minnetonka High School
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020

ACT Test Prep for MHS Juniors

There are a variety of ACT test prep options for MHS juniors. Additional information will be coming soon.

PreACT Information for MHS Sophomores

PreACT Information (for MHS Sophomores)

In spring 2020 (date TBD), 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)
  • Add link to online study guide: ACT study guide; available to pick-up in the Counseling Office or online

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 Score Release Date
August 24, 2019 July 24, 2019 (Late Registration - August 11, 2019) Sept. 16, 2019
Oct. 5, 2019 Sept. 5, 2019 (Late Registration - Sept. 23, 2019) Oct. 18-24, 2019
Nov. 2, 2019 Oct. 2, 2019 (Late Registration - Oct. 20, 2019) Nov. 15-21, 2019
Dec. 7, 2019 Nov. 7, 2019 (Late Registration - Nov. 25, 2019) Dec. 20-26, 2019
March 14, 2020 Feb. 13, 2020 (Late Registration - Feb. 24, 2020) Feb. 24, 2020
May 2, 2020* April 2, 2020 (Late Registration - April 20, 2020) May 15-21, 2020
June 6, 2020* May 6, 2020 (Late Registration - May 23, 2020) July 15, 2020
*These exams are the only two that will be hosted at Minnetonka High School this year.

Language Immersion Tests

Grade Test Testing Window
9-10 Immersion STAMP Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Feb. 3-21
9-10 Chinese HSK Assessment (Level 5 or 6) May 1-29



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

Grade Test Testing Dates
10 MCA Reading March 2-May 1
11 MCA Math March 2-May 1
* MCA Science (for all students who are enrolled in or have completed biology) March 4-May 8
10 and 11 MTAS March 2-May 1

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.

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AP and IB Exam Information

AP/IB Exam Registration will be open through October 31, 2019.

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

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