ISD 002 Testing Information


ISD 002 uses two different assessment tools to measure student growth including the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and STAR.


MCA:  Reading, Math and Science

The testing window will open March 6, 2023. Hill City will schedule test dates in March or April. More information will be available when specific dates are scheduled.

Purpose: To assess student learning determined by the Minnesota Benchmarks

Source: State of MN

Estimated times are: Reading 2.5-3.5 hours

          Math 1.5 – 2 hours

          Science 1.75 hours

Schedule: Students may work for all or part of their scheduled time depending on how much time is individually needed to complete the section. Make Up tests will be scheduled as needed.


STAR: Reading and Math

Purpose: to give teachers an accurate, reliable and valid data quickly so they can mad decisions about instruction and interventions.

Source: Renaissance Learning

Estimated Times: 20-30 Minutes per assessment