• C-I Schools Department of Teaching & Learning

Data & Assessment

  • Throughout the course of the school year students will participate in a variety of tests and assessments. Often times, parents and community members ask why there are so many different assessments, what is the difference between the assessments, and how these assessments impact instruction.

    The assessment of student understanding is essential to the educational process. Teachers use a variety of assessment data on a daily basis to monitor student understanding and individually adjust instruction to meet the needs each student. We believe that all students can learn and that "Every Student, Every Day" matters. Cambridge-Isanti Schools support using multiple pieces of information when evaluating student learning. Standardized tests are only a part of the total system of results used by teachers and administrators in planning and implementing educational programs for our students. Teachers, grade level and department teams, and curriculum teams use assessment results to map out strengths and areas of need for individual students, groups of students, and curricular programs. This continual monitoring and adjusting of instruction is important, necessary, and effective work.

    See the information below on specific details of each assessment (purpose, subject matter, time of assessment and how results are shared).



  • Assessments Overview - Standardized Testing

  • Standardized Assessments - ACCESS Testing

  • Standardized Assessments - MCA Testing

  • Standardized Assessments - MTAS Testing

  • National College and Career Readiness Tests: ACT Plus Writing

  • National College and Career Readiness Tests: Pre ACT

  • National College and Career Readiness Tests: Advanced Placement (AP) Subject Tests

  • Parent/Guardian Guide to Statewide Testing