Testing & Assessment

2017 ACT + Writing

Minnesota legislation requires school districts to offer the ACT + Writing test to all juniors during the school day in the spring of their junior year at no cost to families.  Districts request reimbursement from the Minnesota Department of Education. Though ACT scores are part of the student’s official ACT record, they do not appear on District 833 transcripts. Students may review and send copies of their scores to colleges at www.actstudent.orgStatewide Test Day: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Statewide Make up Day: Wednesday, May 3, 2017


World's Best Workforce Information (MDE website)

Minnesota Stature 120B.11 (Minn. Office of the Revisor of Statutes website)

ACT test dates [National] (ACT website)

ACT prep suggestions


ACT + Writing Test Day Activities for Freshman, Sophomores, & Seniors

To meet ACT test administration rules, testing our juniors will require buildingwide use of ERHS. Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will not report to school on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. These students are expected to work on academics from home. View the District 833 information announcement regarding this day, which will be updated for 2017.


2017 MCA Testing

* All MCA tests are given online.

10th grade MCA Reading:  April 3-7

  • Scheduled through English 10 class on Chromebooks

11th grade MCA Math:  April 24-28

  • Scheduled through US History classes on Chromebooks

High School Science:  May 8-10

  • Scheduled through Biology class on Chromebooks (students test the year in which they are enrolled in Biology)


MCA Results

Students receive last year's MCA results/scores by fall conferences. Reports are sent home with students.


Questions, please contact our Testing Coordinator, Francine Verschaetse, at fverscha@sowashco.org or 651-425-2343.