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If you have any questions about standardized tests or surveys - feel free to contact Tara Mennitt. phone: 612.668.3509 email:

If you have questions about the PSAT or ACT - feel free to contact Tara Mennitt or the student's counselor.

Questions about AP and IB Testing should be directed to Washburn's Advanced Academics Coordinator - Aaron Percy.


Fall Testing 

MAP Testing (9th Graders)

Students in 9th grade are expected to take the MAP Math and MAP Reading tests.  This is a diagnositic, adaptaive test that teachers will use to inform their practice. Students will receive a personalized score report after the window closes on October 2.


PSAT (10th & 11th Graders) - Optional test

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, the PSAT will be offered at Washburn High School for students in 10th and 11th grade.

The PSAT is a practice timed standardized test for students in these grades. 11th graders who score well enough are able to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship.  10th graders can use the test as practice for future standardized tests.

We have SOLD OUT of PSAT exams.  You can join the waitlist using this link:



Pick up a student guide from Ms. Mennitt in the Media Center.

Students are excused from periods 1-4, but can return a signed permission slip by October 17 excusing them from periods 5 & 6 as well. (Permission Slip available in the Media Center & attached at the bottom of this page).

Students should only bring #2 pencils and a calculator.  Leave cell phones, fitness watches, food, and bags in lockers, cars, or at home.

The PSAT consists of a Reading test (47 questions, 60 minutes), Writing & Language test (44 questions, 35 minutes), Math test without calculator (25 minutes), and Math test with calculator (45 minutes).

Please wear soft-soled shoes.

Students with accommodations should expect a letter from Ms. Mennitt the week of October 15th via their English teacher which will tell them what room they are testing in,

Testing starts promptly at 8:30.  Please be on time.



Winter Testing

ACCESS Testing

Students who are indentified as English Language Learners will take the ACCESS test during February & March.


Spring Testing



All juniors will be automatically registered for the ACT-for-All.  During the 2018-2019 school year, 11th graders are taking the test on Wednesday, April 24.  There will be NO makeup days available to students.  More information will be made available as we get closer to the ACT.

MCA Testing

All 10th grade students are expected to take the MCA Reading between March 4-May 3rd.
All 11th grade students are expected to take the MCA Math between March 4-May 3rd.


Any students completing their Life Science credit (Biology/IB Biology) are expected to take the MCA Science.



Parent Right to Refuse Information

Parents have the right to refuse standardized testing.  Please see the attached MDE documents for further information.

PDF Parent Refusal Form   --  Please download this form and return to Tara Mennitt if you are choosing to opt your student out of standardized testing.
PDF MPS Medical Excuse Form   --  Please sign and return this form if your student should be medically excused from standardized testing.
document PSAT Permission Slip   --  Please return this to Tara Mennitt by 10/17.