MCA Information

2019 MCA Information-Updated 2/20/2019

All students must complete the tutorials in their tested subjects prior to taking their MCA test. Item Samplers are optional.



Test

General Website

Pearson AccessNextMN

Student Video Tutorials

Proctor Script and Student Video

Administration Manuals and Time Estimates

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Student Tutorials

Preparing for Testing



Reading MCA Samplers



Math MCA Item Samplers


Science MCA Item Samplers

Student directions are now embedded in the MCA test. Students will automatically see these when they log in to their first test.


The file below contains the script that all test proctors must use during each testing session. Please print as needed. A copy must be available in testing rooms at all times.


2018 Overview of Student Directions


Directions for Online Administrations

2018-2019 MDE Procedures



Approximate Testing Times and Items Per MDE

MCA Reading Grades 3:

9-10 passages

64 items

2.5 to 3.5 hours

MCA Reading Grades 4-5:

8-10 passages

64 items

2.5 to 3.5 hours


MCA Reading Grades 6-7:

9 passages

69 items

2.5 to 3.5 hours


MCA Reading Grades 8:

9-10 passages

69 items

2.5 to 3.5 hours


MCA Reading Grade 10:

8-10 passages

69 items

2-3 hours


MCA Math Grades 3-4:

58 questions

1.5 to 2 hours


MCA Math Grades 5-6:

60 questions

1.5 to 2 hours


MCA Math Grades 7-8:

63 questions

2 to 3 hours


MCA Math Grade 11:

55 Questions

1.5 to 2.5 hours


MCA Science Grade 5:

54 items

1.5 to 2 hours


MCA Science Grade 8:

65-66 items

1.5 to 2 hours



MCA Science HS:


83 items


2 to 2.5 hours

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