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MCA scores provide information about student learning

Each spring, Minnesota students take either the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) or the Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS). Note the tests were not administered in 2020.

Most students take the MCA but students who receive special education services and meet eligibility requirements take the MTAS instead. Both provide information about student learning of grade-level content in reading, mathematics, and science.

Most area schools saw a small decline in scores after the pandemic, and are showing signs of improvement.

Scores are shown over the past five years, minus 2020, by year, percentage of students meeting the standards, and how many students took the test. . .



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