ISD 002 Assessment Information


Effective assessment programs in education should be comprehensive, valid, and reliable. ISD 002 use a variety of assessment methods to capture a complete picture of students' learning and we ensure our assessments align with instructional objectives. ISD 002 uses two different assessment tools to measure student growth including the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and STAR.


MCA:  Reading, Math and Science

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