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Working to help the district reach its core value of continuous improvement.

The Department of Program Evaluation, Research and Assessment supports student learning through support of: 

  • Research around student learning and instruction;
  • Support in data interpretation and measurements;
  • Evaluation of district and school programs; and
  • Management and support for district and state-mandated assessments.

 

Contact

Dr. Mao Thao Jacobson
Director of Program Evaluation, Research and Assessment
651-425-6228

Research Requests

Request form


Grading

Student grades are meant to provide an accurate reflection of a student's learning with what they know based on grade level academic standards.

Contact

For grading policies and questions, contact your child's school.

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Assessments and Tests

High School Testing Dates

Most students will participate in school-wide testing. Students will participate in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), American College Testing (ACT) and/or the Seal of Biliteracy. These tests will be administered at school on the student's school-issued device. 

Please review the table below to determine if the student is expected to attend school for testing. Students that are not testing are expected to complete schoolwork at home. Assignments will be posted by their teacher in Schoology. Please note that teachers may not be available for questions during testing days as they will be administering and proctoring testing.

MCA/MTAS Reading and Math Testing

If participating in testing, students must bring their school-issued device

Grade  
Grade 9 Complete schoolwork at home
Grade 10 Attend school to take the Reading MCA
Grade 11 Attend school to take the Math MCA
Grade 12 Complete schoolwork at home

ACT, MCA/MTAS Science, Seal of Biliteracy

If participating in testing, students must bring their school-issued device

Grade  
Grade 9
  • Complete schoolwork at home if NOT taking a Biology course
  • Attend school to take the Science MCA if taking a Biology course
Grade 10
  • Complete schoolwork at home if NOT taking a Biology course
  • Attend school to take the Science MCA if taking a Biology course
Grade 11
  • Attend school to take the ACT
Grade 12
  • Complete schoolwork at home if NOT taking a Biology course or are not register for Seal of Biliteracy testing
  • Attend school to take the Science MCA if taking a Biology course
  • Attend school to take the Seal of Biliteracy test (must be registered)

College Credit Programs

World's Best Workforce and Achievement and Integration Progress Report

The World's Best Workforce (WBWF) was developed in 2013 (Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.11) to ensure that school districts and charter schools in Minnesota enhance student achievement through teaching and learning supports. School boards that govern districts and charter schools are required to develop comprehensive, long-term strategic plans that address the following five WBWF goals:

  • All children are ready for school.
  • All third-graders can read at grade level.
  • All racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed.
  • All students are ready for career and college.
  • All students graduate from high school.

SoWashCo Schools 2022-23 WBWF and A and I Summary