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Testing Schedule

North High Testing Schedule SY 2020-2021


The following testing schedule is required by statute.  The dates indicated for ACCESS and MCA are neither final or definitive.  This schedule will be updated and amended based on legislative changes or executive orders as MPS receives more information from the MN Department of Education Statewide Student Assessment and Data Analytics team.  


Here are some links with further information on MPS testing information:

  • Link to MPS District Assessment Calendar, which contains general information about all the tests administed at MPS, and their purposes.
  • Link to MPS Assessments page on MPS website, which has a direct link to an English Version of the Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing and a link to the MDE Statewide page, which constains traslations of this document at the bottom of the page.

If you have any concerns about our school testing schedule and/or Statewide Assessments, please contact MPS District Assessment Coordinator, Virginie Sanchez at





ACCESS for ELLs (small student population)


Reading, Listening

Speaking, Writing


Feb 8-12


Feb 15-19 Make-ups

Alternate Access for ELLs (small student population)


Reading, Listening

Writing, Speaking



Feb 22-26


March 1-5 Make-ups

MTAS (small student population)


March 8-12

March 15-May 7 ongoing as needed

MCA Math


April 12-16

MCA Reading


April 19-23

MCA Science


April 26-30

MCA makeup


April 19 – May 7


Advanced Placement Exams

Course Exam Date Exam Time Project Deadline Duration
AP US Government and Politics May 3 8:00 AM NA 3 hours
AP Calculus AB May 4 8:00 AM NA 3 hours & 15 minutes
AP Human Geography May 4 12:00 PM NA 2 hours & 15 minutes
AP Physics 1: Algebra Based May 5 12:00 PM NA 3 hours
AP US History May 6 8:00 AM NA 3 hours & 15 minutes
AP Word History May 10 8:00 AM NA 3 hours & 15 minutes
AP English Language and Composition May 12 8:00 AM NA 3 hours & 15 minutes
AP Computer Science Principles May 13 8:00 AM Performance Task Due: April 30 @ ll:59 pm Unknown
AP 2D Art and Design NA NA portfolio deadline: May 7 @8pm NA