Pine City Prepares Students for Busy Testing Season
Students across the state begin taking the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test on Tuesday. The exam is for grades 3-8, 10, and 11, testing skills in reading, math, and science. School districts use the MCA to measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind.
Pine City Elementary School Principal Dave Aerola feels his school is prepared to post strong results.
Aerola says Tuesday’s test is the beginning of a busy stretch of standardized test for students.
Pine City’s results on the MCA-II Reading test in 2008 were above the state in grades 4,5, and 10 and on the MCA-II Math test in 2008, Pine City’s results were above the state average in grade 11.