Estimated Test Administration Times

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) tests

 

MCA Reading

Estimated Test Administration Times for Reading MCA

Grade and Test

Total Number of Passages and Items

Total Test Administration

3 Reading MCA

9–10 passages, 64 items

2.5–3.5 hours

4–5 Reading MCA

8–10 passages, 64 items

2.5–3.5 hours

6–7 Reading MCA

9 passages, 69 items

2.5–3.5 hours

8 Reading MCA

9–10 passages, 69 items

2.5–3.5 hours

10 Reading MCA

8–10 passages, 69 items

2–3 hours

 

MCA Math

Estimated Test Administration Times for Mathematics MCA

Grade and Test

Total Number of Items

Total Test Administration

3–4 Mathematics MCA

58

1.5–2 hours

5–6 Mathematics MCA

60

1.5–2.5 hours

7–8 Mathematics MCA

63

2–3 hours

11 Mathematics MCA

55

1.5–2.5 hours

 

MCA Science

Estimated Test Administration Times for Science MCA

Grade and Test

Total Number of Items

Total Test Administration

5 Science MCA

54

1.5–2 hours

8 Science MCA

65-66

1.5–2.5 hours

High School Science MCA

83

2–2.5 hours

  

ACT Tests

For most students, the ACT test must be completed in one day.  The time allotted for each test is as follows:

Test

Total Test Administration

English

45 minutes

Mathematics

60 minutes

Reading

35 minutes

Science 35 minutes
Writing  40 minutes 

 

FAST Testing

​Estimated test administration times for FAST testing. 

Test

Total Test Administration

Reading

15-30 minutes

Mathematics

20-30 minutes

 

NWEA Testing

Estimated test administration times for NWEA MAP Growth.

Test

Total Test Administration

Reading

45 minutes

Mathematics

45 minutes