Testing and Assessments

Minnetonka High School

PSAT: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

Official PSAT/NMSQT* Test will be administered again at MHS in October 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.

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.

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 2018-19 test dates (except July 13, 2019).

Register for the National ACT

ACT Test DatesACT Registration DeadlinesLate Registration Deadline
Sept. 8, 2018Aug. 10, 2018Aug. 11-26, 2018
Oct. 27, 2018Sept. 28, 2018Sept. 29-Oct. 14, 2018
Dec. 8, 2018Nov. 2, 2018Nov. 3-19, 2018
Feb. 9, 2019Jan. 11, 2019Jan. 12-18, 2019
April 2, 2019 (test administered during the school day)Click here to register through Minnetonka High School. Registration deadline February 8, 2019.N/A
April 13, 2019March 8, 2019March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019May 3, 2019May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019June 14, 2019June 15-24, 2019

ACT Test Prep for MHS Juniors

There are a variety of ACT test prep options for MHS juniors. Please click the button, below, for the latest information.

Learn more and register for ACT Test Prep

PreACT Information for MHS Sophomores

PreACT Information (for MHS Sophomores)

On April 2, 2019, 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 DatesSAT Registration DeadlinesScores Back Date
August 25, 2018July 27, 2018Sept. 7, 2018
Oct. 6, 2018Sept. 7, 2018Oct. 19, 2018
Nov. 3, 2018Oct. 5, 2018Nov. 16, 2018
Dec. 1, 2018Nov. 2, 2018Dec. 14, 2018
March 9, 2019Feb. 8, 2019March. 22, 2019
May 4, 2019April 5, 2019May 17, 2019
June 1, 2019May 3, 2019July 10, 2019

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 ReadingTBD
11MCA Math
*MCA Science (for all students who are enrolled in or have completed biology)TBD
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.

MHS Students