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 ROCORI High School Testing Breakdown

Graduation Assessment Requirements


2020-2021 Statewide Assessments

There are three categories of assessments that will be administered in 2020-2021: Standards-Based Accountability, English-Language Proficiency, and Career and College (which also meet the graduation assessment requirements).


  • Standards-Based Accountability Assessments: Reading, Mathematics, and Science MCA and MTAS are aligned to Minnesota Academic Standards and are used to meet federal and state accountability requirements. The primary purpose of the assessments is to measure achievement on the Minnesota Academic Standards. District and schools use the results to inform curricular decisions. The MCAs and MTAS are developed and administered by the State.


  • English-Language Proficiency Assessments: The ESEA requires that all English learners be assessed in English-language proficiency to measure Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO). The ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs are English-language proficiency assessments aligned to the Minnesota Standards for English Language Development. The assessments are developed by the multi-state World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium and are used to meet the federal requirement and determine state English learner funding for districts.


  • Career and College Assessments:
    • STAR for grade 9 & 10
    • Pre ACT grade 10
    • ACT for grade 11 (optional)



Upcoming Test Dates

October 6: ACT gr 12 Optional January 14 : Accuplacer April 13-14: MCA Reading all grade 10
October 14: PSAT gr 11 Optional January 27-28 ACCESS Testing April 27: MCA Math all grade 11
November : STAR Math gr 11  February 3-4, 9-10, 17-19  ACCESS Testing May 10-11:  MCA Science Gen Bio II
November 17: STAR Reading all gr 9 & 10 (Eng) February 23: STAR Rdg all gr 9 & 10 May 11: AP Spanish & Bi-lingual
November 18: STAR Math all gr 9 & 10, gr 11 (Math) February 24: STAR Math gr 9 & 10 May 18: STAR Reading gr 9 & 10
December 8: STAR Reading gr 9 & 10 (not tested in Nov.) March  10-11 MCA Science Gen Bio II  May 19: STAR Math gr 9 & 10
December 9: STAR Math gr 9 & 10 (not tested in Nov.) March 30: ACT grade 11 - optional   


ROCORI Testing Calendar 

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2020-2021 ACT TEST DATES

October 24 October 5 no late fee
December 12* November 6 November 20
February 6 January 8 January 15
April 17 March 12 March 26
June 12* May 7 May 21
July 21 June 18 June 25

*Indicates ROCORI is a National Test Center for that date.

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2020-2021 SAT TEST DATES

See guidance office for dates and registration information.


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more information available in the guidance office


Benefits of the PSAT/NMSQT: The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical-thinking skills that are important for success in college, including critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills.  Taking the PSAT/NMSQT enables students to:
•    get feedback about important academic skills
•    receive information from colleges,
•    enter scholarship competitions,
•    prepare for the SAT, and
•    access online college and career tools.

The PSAT/NMSQT will be given at ROCORI on Wednesday, Oct. 16th.  The cost of the test is $17.00 and students must register and pay in the guidance office by October 4th.


Accuplacer Testing

The purpose of ACCUPLACER tests is to provide you with useful information about your academic skills in math, English, and reading. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to determine your course selection.  Courses that are offered through the College in the High School Program have specific cut scores to gain admittance into that course.

You cannot "pass" or "fail" the placement tests, but it is very important that you do your very best on these tests so that you will have an accurate measure of your academic skills. For sample test practice please visit:



ACT Assessments

The ACT® college readiness assessment is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students' academic readiness for college.

The ACT is the capstone of our College and Career Readiness System. The test uses the same score scale as ASPIRE, making the system an effective tool to monitor academic progress and student growth.

ACT is developing a holistic understanding of readiness—for college, for career, and for work. We have renamed our Standards to ACT College and Career Readiness Standards to reflect our ability to provide insights related to both college and career readiness. For more information access the ACT website at:

ACT offers an optional writing test within the ACT test. It is not a requirement at all colleges, however, there are several that do require the writing portion.  For more information and to research if your potential college requires the writing exam go to:



The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.