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2018 MCA Information - Updated 1/6/18


*All students must complete the tutorials in their tested subjects prior to taking their MCA test. Item Samplers are optional*



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MCA2018
Pearson Access Next MN
Student Tutorials

Item Samplers:

Reading

Math

Science

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Student directions are now embedded in the MCA test. Students will automatically see these when they log in to their first test.

The file below contains the script that all test proctors must use during each testing session. Please print as needed. A copy must be available in testing rooms at all times.






Approximate Testing Times and Items Per MDE --

MCA Reading Grades 3:
9-10 passages
64 items
2.5 to 3.5 hours

MCA Reading Grades 4-5:
8-10 passages
64 items
2.5 to 3.5 hours

MCA Reading Grades 6-7:
9 passages
69 items
2.5 to 3.5 hours

MCA Reading Grades 8:
9-10 passages
69 items
2.5 to 3.5 hours

MCA Reading Grade 10:
8-10 passages
69 items
2-3 hours

MCA Math Grades 3-4:
58 questions
1.5 to 2 hours

MCA Math Grades 5-6:
60 questions
1.5 to 2 hours

MCA Math Grades 7-8:
63 questions
2 to 3 hours

MCA Math Grade 11:
55 Questions
1.5 to 2.5 hours

MCA Science Grade 5:
54 items
1.5 to 2 hours

MCA Science Grade 8:
65-66 items
1.5 to 2 hours


MCA Science HS:

83 items

2 to 2.5 hours

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