Why are these assessments effective?

Minnesota believes that in order to effectively measure what
students are learning, testing needs to be more than
answering multiple choice questions.
• To answer questions, students may need to type in
answers, drag and drop images and words, or manipulate a
graph or information.
• The Reading and Mathematics MCA are adaptive, which
means the answers a student provides determine the next
questions the student will answer.
• The Science MCA incorporates simulations, which require
students to perform experiments in order to answer
All of these provide students the opportunity to apply critical
thinking needed for success in college and careers and show
what they know and can do.


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