GHEC Testing Calendar for 2017-2018

NWEA

  • Grades K-8

  • 3 Administrations: October 9th-16th, February 26-March 2,  and May 21sth-25th.

  • K-8 students are tested on reading and math

  • Tests typically take between 30 to 50 minutes. K-2 students will have no more than 25 minute sessions.

  • This assessment is issued by Granada Huntley East Chain District and nationally normed. It is used by teachers throughout the year to check in on student progress and to plan future instruction and curriculum .

  • More information can be found here

ACCESS

  • Annual test of students identified as English learners

  • The state testing window is January 29th to March 23rd

  • Actual testing dates will be determined by need.

  • Students are assessed for progress in listening, speaking, reading, and writing

  • More information can be found here

ACT Exam

  • College entrance exam

  • Juniors (and seniors who did not participate as juniors), who qualify for free or reduced lunch, may take the test once for free

  • GHEC will be administering the test on February 27th, 2018

  • More information can be found here

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments/Minnesota Test of Academic Skills

  • Administered annually according to Minnesota Department of Education requirements

  • Reading is tested in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th grades

  • Math is tested in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 11th grades

  • Science is tested in 5th, 8th, and once in high school

  • Results are used by the state and locally to measure growth year-to-year

  • Tentative Schedule:

    • 3rd-8th grade Reading April 10th-13th & 16th

    • 10th grade Reading April 10th-13th & 16th

    • 3rd-8th Math April 17th-20th & 23rd

    • 11th grade Math April 17th -20th & 25th

    • Science: 5th, 8th, High School: May 1st-5th

  • Estimated times provided by Minnesota Department of Education:

    • Reading grades 3-8: 3.5-4.5 hours

    • Reading grade 10: 4-5 hours

    • Math grades 3-8: 1.5-2 hours

    • Math grade 11: 2.5-3.5 hours

    • Science grades 5 and 8: 1.75 hours

    • Science high school: 2 hours

  • More information can be found here

ASVAB

  • Results include Career Exploration Program to help students recognize skills/aptitudes

  • Military entrance exam (optional - used only for students interested in enlistment)

  • Juniors (and seniors who did not participate as juniors) may take the test

  • Outside agency administering the test on the morning of Tuesday, November 15, 2017

  • More information can be found here

PSAT

  • Optional test for 10th and/or 11th grade students

  • Qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship Program

  • Cost of exam for 2017-18 is $16.00.  Waivers available for qualifying students.

  • Administered by School Counselor on National Test Date - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

  • More information can be found here

PreACT

  • Practice test for the ACT college admissions exam

  • Will be offered to 10th grade students at GHEC on February 22, 2018.

  • Not required, students can opt out if desired.  Cost of test paid by district.

  • More information can be found here

Accuplacer Exam