Tests and Assessments Overview

District & State Testing


Have you ever wondered why students take different tests at different times during the school year - and what exactly the tests are used for?

The information on this page answers those questions for you. It details the applicable federal or state law and purpose and use of each assessment - or test - MNPS administers throughout the course of a typical school year. 


TCAP for Elementary, Middle and High School Students


College & Career Readiness


Citizenship & Civics


Exceptional Education


District Assessments


National Assessments


Screenings for Academic Support


Industry Certifications, Dual Credits & Advanced Academics Assessments