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Parent Resources

Parent Information about State Testing

Answers to frequently asked questions about the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS), and graduation assessment requirements are available in a downloadable and printable Parent Fact Sheets. A test preparation fact sheet is also available.

Translated Parent Fact Sheets Now Available

Translated versions are available in Arabic, Chinese, Khmer, Laotian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The Hmong version is still in the process of being translated and will be posted as soon as it is available. View the parent fact sheets on the MDE website (MDE website > Just for Parents > Testing Information).

Family Engagement Resources

The Parent Toolkit is for parents of pre-kindergarten through high school students. It addresses the social emotional development, academic growth, physical development and nutritional needs of students. The Parent Toolkit is available in English and Spanish, as well as a mobile app.