MCA Statewide Math Examinations


Every year in April, students statewide in grades 3 - 8 and grade 11 are required to take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA exam presented by the state. Please use this page as a resource guide to help you better understand what the MCA exam is, what will be on the exam, and how to better prepare your child for it.

  • The Minnesota Dept. of Education has a Parent Information site that offers additional explanation about the exams, how they are scored, and suggestions for how to prepare students for them.

  • The Dept. of Education also has a list of Item Samplers to help students practice material in a form very similar to how it will be presented on the actual exams.

  • Pearson Education administers and maintains the statewide exams. They have a website named Perspective that offers families additional study resources and information regarding the MCA exams.