Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA)


Some of the best things you can do to help your student be prepared and comfortable include:

¨ A good night’s sleep

¨ A healthy breakfast

¨ Make sure your student is in school and on time

¨ Send a water bottle with your student if possible


If you have questions as to when your student is testing, please contact your student’s teacher.


 NEW THIS YEAR: In addition to cell phones NOT being allowed in the testing room, any wearable devices are not allowed, so PLEASE LEAVE THEM AT HOME. Any wearable device that is able to send and receive messages are NOT allowed.


 If you’d like to have your student do Test Sample Items over break, here is the path to follow:

(Note: MCA Sample Items are for test practice only and are not a predictor of test performance).

1. CLICK HERE or visit:  http://minnesota.pearsonaccessnext.com/item-samplers/

2. Scroll down; choose Reading MCA or Math MCA

3. Select grade

4. Use “Guest” as user name

5. Start the sample testSee the source image