2017-18 Testing Schedule
September 12-21 NWEA MAP Testing (all grades) – this is a local test used by NLCS to assess baseline data in reading and math at the beginning of the school year.
September 26-29 Hope Survey (all grades) – this is a local assessment used by NLCS to determine student engagement in school and other non-academic outcomes.
November 8 ASVAB (grades 10-12 only) – this is a national assessment offered to students in grades 10-12 to meet Minnesota state graduation requirements.
January 23-25 NWEA MAP Testing (all grades) – this is a local test used by NLCS to assess growth levels in reading and math at the mid-year point.
April 10-12 MCA/MTAS Testing (Reading – grades 6, 7,8, 10; Math – grades 6, 7, 8, 11; Science – grades 8 and 11) – these are state tests used by the state of Minnesota to determine annual student achievement.
May 1-3 NWEA MAP Testing (all grades) – this is a local test used by NLCS to assess growth levels in reading and math over the course of the school year.
Students who do not show proficiency on the MCA reading or math assessment, through the GRAD retest, or a GRAD alternate route can meet state graduation requirements by taking a college entrance exam. The ACT and SAT tests are common college entrance exams, but the ASVAB or Accuplacer may be used to meet the state graduation requirements. These college entrance exams are offered locally throughout the school year. NLCS coordinates with the Grand Rapids School District, Itasca Community College, and the US Military to offer these tests to 11th and 12th grade students before they graduate.