Testing and Assessment

BHM Schools Assessments

BHM District Testing Schedule

Statewide Testing Parent Refusal Information

Why does participation matter? A statewide assessment is just one measure of your student’s achievement, but your student’s participation is important to understand how effectively the education at your student’s school is aligned to the academic standards.

• In Minnesota's implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, a student not participating in the statewide assessments will be counted as "not proficient" for the purposes of school and district accountability, including opportunities for support and recognition.

• Students who receive a college-ready score on the high school MCA are not required to take a remedial, noncredit course at a Minnesota State college or university in the corresponding subject area, potentially saving time and money.

• Educators and policy makers use information from assessments to make decisions about resources and support provided.

• Parents and the general public use assessment information to compare schools and make decisions about where to purchase a home or to enroll their children.

• School performance results that are publicly released and used by families and communities, are negatively impacted if students do not participate in assessments.

MDE State Testing Refusal Information

Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal Form for Student Participation in Statewide Testing

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