MCA Testing Information at OLG School


Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs)

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are given for reading and math in Grades 3, 5, and 7 each spring.  These tests are mandatory for public schools in Minnesota, but not required for non-public schools.  Our Lady of Grace chooses to partipate in MCA testing in order to ensure that our curriculum aligns effectively with statewide standards, and to provide another measure of our student performance.

Edina's excellent public schools offer a valuable benchmark for OLG.  For a 5-year trend of MCA data comparing OLG to Edina public schools, CLICK HERE

Spring 2018 MCA Summary (OLG performance on a percentile basis compared to other MN schools):

  • 3rd Grade: 98th percentile Reading, 98th percentile Math

  • 5th Grade: 98th percentile Reading, 99th percentile Math

  • 7th Grade: 98th percentile Reading, 99th percentile Math

The Spring 2019 MCA Testing Schedule is as follows:

  • April 16/17th: 5th & 7th Grade MCA Reading

  • April 23/25th: 3rd Grade MCA Reading

  • April 29/30: 3rd & 5th Grade MCA Math

  • April 30/May 2nd: 7th Grade MCA Math

Parent Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing Form