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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.


MAP Reading: Most 9th grade students will test during the week of September 10, 2018 in their English classes.

MAP Math: Most 9th grade students will test during the week of September 17, 2018 in their Physical Science classes.

Students who did not finish the MAP test or missed both days of testing in their English/Physical Science classes will have the opportunity to finish the test during 2nd period 9/27-10/2.  Students should expect notification from their 2nd period teacher and English/Physical Science teacher letting them know their exact make up day.


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.

Registration is open from September 7, 2018 through October 10, 2018.  The cost for each test is $20 for Washburn High School students. A late fee of $5 will incure for any registrations after September 28, 2018. Students and families will register online using Total Registraion.  All registrations will take place online, this includes waitlist requests. Families/students will pay online using a credit/debit card or can send a check to Total Registration. 11th grade students who qualify for free/reduced lunch are eligible for fee waivers.


This test has sold out in prior years and there are only 220 tests available.  Register early to ensure your spot!


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.