Statewide Testing

Testing is used in schools to measure student achievement. State tests are given to students in a district once a year, based on their grade level and subject area. Classroom tests are given by individual teachers on a more regular basis and may include quizzes, mid-terms, chapter tests, and final exams, among others. Both types of tests give educators an idea of how well their students are learning the concepts presented to them in the classroom.

The list below shows tests by subject and the grades they are given.

• Reading: MCA or MTAS (grades 3-8, 10) • Mathematics: MCA or MTAS (grades 3-8, 11) • Science: MCA or MTAS (grades 5, 8, and once in high school)