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 ROCORI High School Testing Breakdown

Graduation Assessment Requirements


2019–2020 Statewide Assessments

There are three categories of assessments that will be administered in 2018-2019: 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 16: PSAT gr. 11 optional January 16: Accuplacer April 7 & 8: MCA Reading all grade 10
November 12: Pre ACT gr 10 & ASVAB gr 11-12 optional Jan 29, 30: Access April 22: MCA Math all grade 11
November 19: STAR Math gr 11  February 3, 4, 11, 12, 18, 19 ACCESS testing April 28 & 29th MCA Science Gen Bio II
November 20: STAR Reading all gr 9 & 10 (Eng) February 25: STAR Rdg all gr 9 & 10 May 12: AP Spanish & Bi-lingual
November 21: STAR Math all gr 9 & 10 (Math) February 26: STAR Math gr 9 & 10 May 19 STAR Reading gr 9 & 10
December 4: STAR Reading gr 9 & 10 (not tested in Nov.) March 3 & 4 MCA Science Gen Bio II  May 20 STAR Math gr 9 & 10
December 5: STAR Math gr 9 & 10 (not tested in Nov.) March 24: ACT grade 11 - optional   


ROCORI Testing Calendar 

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2019- 2020 ACT TEST DATES

 October 26* September 20 October 4
 December 14* November 8 November 22
February 8 January 10 January 17
April 4 February 28  March 13
June 13* May 8 May 22
July 18 June 19 June 26

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

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2019-2020 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.