State and district assessments related to the district's Local Literacy Plan
Tests or assessments are one component of the educational program provided by Anoka- Hennepin schools. Students take a variety of assessments including classroom assessments, district common assessments, nationally normed tests and state standardized tests. Each test has a specific purpose designed to give the teacher, student, and families information about the academic performance and progress of the student.
The three types of assessments given to all Anoka-Hennepin elementary students are explained briefly below. Two standardized tests taken by elementary students are the Measures of Academic Progress and the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments. The Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP, are given to all students in grades two through eight.
The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, or MCAs, are given to all students in grades three through eight, 10 and 11. Elementary students in kindergarten through grade three take the Developmental Reading Assessment, or DRA.
Kindergarten students take the DRA in the spring, and first- through third grade students take it in the fall and spring. The DRA is given to fourth through eighth grade students as needed.