Testing at RCW

School and State Assessment Requirements

  • Regular assessment of student progress is a normal component of an effective educational system. Renville County West elementary students participate in district and state assessments as a means of measuring student growth towards academic standards.  The district has adopted the STAR assessments in early literacy, reading, and math.  These assessments are conducted 3-4 times a year to determine baseline and growth related to grade level standards.  In addition, the district participates in statewide MCA/MTAS/WIDA ACCESS tests on an annual basis.  

    The district testing schedule is as follows:

    2023-2024 Elementary Testing Dates

    Fall Star Reading & Math 

    September 6th: Reading | Grades 1-6 

    Early literacy | Kindergarten & 1st

    September 7th : Math | Kindergarten - Grade 6


    Winter Star Reading & Math

    January 9th: Reading | Grades Kindergarten - Grade 6

    January 11th: Math | Grades Kindergarten - Grade 6


    ACCESS Testing Window



    MCA Reading:

    April 16-17: Grades 3-6

    April 18th: Makeup testing day


    MCA Math:

    April 23-24: Math Grades 3-6

    April 25-26: Makeup testing day


    MCA Science:

    April 30-May 1: Grade 5

    May 2-3: Makeup testing day


    Spring Star Reading & Math

    May 7: Reading | Grades Kindergarten - Grade 6

    May 9th: Math | Grades Kindergarten - Grade 6