Assessment

Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, students at Aurora Charter School will regularly assess student learning. Multiple assessments will be given to help determine proficiency, monitor progress, and measure growth over the course of the school year. The information gathered from these assessments will guide teacher instruction and ensure all students are progressing towards meeting standards.
 

Yearlong Assessment Calendar:

Overview of Assessments Throughout the School Year
See specific assessment calendars on the right-hand side of the page.

State Assessment Resources in English

State Assessment Resources in Spanish
Guidance and Refusal of Parental/Guardian Permission Regarding Student Participation in State Testing 2021-2022
 
Parents/guardians have the right to refuse to allow their child to participate in state-required standardized assessments. Minnesota Statutes require the department to provide information about state assessments to parents/guardians and include a form that must be completed if parents refuse to let their child participate. This information on state assessments and refusal form appears in the Guidance and Refusal of Parental/Guardian Permission Regarding Student Participation in State Testing 2021-2022 document and includes an area to note the reason for refusing participation. Please click on the link below to read more information about the importance of state testing and fill out the online form if you choose to refuse the testing of your child.
 
 
 

Reporting improper or unethical behavior during state testing (WIDA ACCESS or MCA)

Minnesota Assessments require the highest level of test security and accountability. Any action that jeopardizes the integrity of a secure test or gives an unfair advantage to a student or group of students is a breach of security. Educators, parents, students, and others can report suspected incidents of cheating or other improper or unethical behavior on statewide assessments directly to Auror Charter School or the Minnesota Department of Education.
How to report improper or unethical behavior during state testing directly to Aurora Charter School:
Report improper or unethical behavior to Aurora Charter School by filling out the form below or email the District Assessment Coordinator at jgustafson@auroracharterschool.org. Even though providing contact information is encouraged, reporters may choose to stay anonymous. By providing your name and contact information you can help Aurora Charter School strengthen its state testing program and future student achievement on state assessments. 
 
 
How to report improper or unethical behavior during state testing directly to the Minnesota Department of Education:
Report improper or unethical behavior to MDE by using an online Test Security Tip Line, sending an email to testing@state.mn.us, or calling 651-582-8674. Even though providing contact information is encouraged, reporters may choose to stay anonymous. By providing your name and contact information you can help Aurora Charter School strengthen its state testing program and future student achievement on state assessments. 
Local Assessment Resources in English
Local Assessment Resources in Spanish
Family Communication
MCA State Assessment Calendar 2021-2022
 
State Proficiency Assessments in Math, Reading and Science for Students in Grades 3-8
Administered in April and May
ACCESS for ELLs English Language Assessment Calendar 2021-2022
 
State English Language Proficiency Assessment for All K-8 English Learners
Administered in February and March
NWEA MAP Seasonal Assessment Calendars 2021-2022 
 
Local (School Selected) Growth Assessments in Reading and Math for All Students
Administered in September/October (Fall), December/January (Winter), and May/June (Spring)