HIA Test Window

The following testing schedule is required by Statute. The dates indicated for Statewide Assessments (ACCESS and MCA) are neither final nor definitive. This schedule will be updated and amended based on legislative changes or executive orders as MPS receives more information from the MN Department of Education Statewide Student Assessment and Data Analytics team.


If you have any concerns about our school testing schedule and/or Statewide Assessments, please contact MPS District Assessment Coordinator, Virginie Sanchez, at Virginie.Sanchez@mpls.k12.mn.us

Winter FastBridge Test Window

December 8 - 17 and January 5 - 15

  • Kindergarten: KCoM and EarylyReading
  • First Grade: CoM and EarlyReading
  • Second - Eighth Grade: aMath and aReading


Diagnostic Test Window

December 14 - February 5


ACCESS Test Window

February 8th – March 12th

Grade level: K – 8th      

  • Listening and Reading  Feb. 8 – Feb. 19
  • Writing and Speaking   Feb. 22 – Mar. 12 


MCA/MTAS Test Window

March 15th – April 30th

Grade level: 3rd – 8th  (Reading and Math)

Grade level: 5th & 8th (Science)

  • Reading Test    Mar. 22 – Mar. 26
  • Math Test         April 19 – April 23
  • Science Test    April 26 - April 27