Estimated Test Administration Times

Optional Local Assessment (OLPA) tests

OLPA Reading 

Grade and Test

Total Test Administration

Number of Sections

Number of Items

3-8 Reading OLPA

1.5-2.5 hours

5-6

45-52

10 Reading OLPA

2-3 hours

7

58


OLPA Math 

Grade and Test

Items in Section 1

Items in Section 2

Items in Section 3

Items in Section 4

Items in Section 5

Items in Section 6

Total Test Administration

3-8 Math OLPA

13

13

4

12

NA

NA

1-1.5 hours

11 Math OLPA

10

8

10

10

8

10

1.5-2.5 hours


Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) tests

MCA Reading

Grade and Test

Passages and Items Section 1

Passages and Items Section 2

Passages and Items Section 3

Passages and Items Section 4

Passages and Items Section 5

Passages and Items Section 6

Total Test Admin

3-5 Reading MCA

1 passage

8 items

1 passage

8 items

2 passages

16 items

1 passage

8 items

2 passages

16 items

1 passage

8 items

2.5-3.5 hours

6-8 Reading MCA

2 passages

15 items

1 passage

8 items

2 passages

15 items

1 passage

8 items

2 passage

15 items

1 passage

8 items

2.5-3.5 hours

10 Reading
MCA

2 passages
17 items

1 passage
9 items

2 passages

17 items

1 passage
9 items

2 passage
17 items

N/A

2-3 hours


MCA Math

Grade and Test

Items in Section 1

Items in Section 2

Items in Section 3

Items in Section 4

Items in Section 5

Total Test Admin

3-4 Math

15

15

5

13

10

1.5-2 hrs

5-6 Math

15

15

5

13

12

1.5-2 hrs

7-8 Math

15

15

5

13

15

2-2.5 hrs

11 Math

11

11

11

11

11

1.5-2.5 hrs


MCA Science

Grade

Items in Section 1

Items in Section 2

Total Test Admin.

5

24-28

25-27

1.75 hrs

8

32-37

29-31

1.75 hrs

High School

38-44

39-43

2 hrs