Calendars

20/21 Blue/Gold Calendar

20/21 Testing Calendar

Beginning of the Year

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) is the MN state required assessment to meet state and federal legislative requirements.

Assessment Vocabulary

Formative Assessments

Include on-going assessments, anecdotal records, quizzes, and diagnostic tests, reviews, and observations in a classroom. Teachers use formative assessment to improve instructional methods and student feedback throughout the teaching and learning process. The results of formative assessments are used to modify and validate instruction.

Formative “Benchmark” Assessments

Are used intermittently (weekly, bi-weekly, or end of quarter) to determine mastery of MN standards. These may include, but are not limited to:
  • Imagine It! Reading benchmarks, grades K-4

  • RIGGS orthography, phonics, writing

  • Saxon Math, grades K-4

  • STEP (Strategic Teaching and Evaluation of Progress), grades K-4

Summative Assessments

Summative evaluations are used to determine if students have mastered specific competencies, identify instructional areas that need additional attention, and evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programs at the end of an academic year or at a pre-determined time. Summative assessments include statewide and national tests. The ACCESS and Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) are administered once per year.
  • ACCESS assessments for EL students, grades K-4
  • Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA), grades 3-4

Non-Uniform Days

On Non-Uniform days, students may wear clothes other than their standard uniform. We ask that students be respectful, appropriate and demonstrate neatness, cleanliness, and modesty in their appearance on non-uniform days. No hats allowed. Non-uniform days for the year are:

Coupon Non-Uniform Days

Donate 3 used uniforms in good condition to school and earn one coupon to redeem for a non-uniform day on one of the designated Coupon Non-Uniform Days.

Spirit Wear Days

To enhance school spirit and build a closer community, St. Croix Prep will have days when students may wear Spirit Wear in lieu of their uniform. Blue or black jeans may be worn on these days. Students may wear all previously issued St. Croix Prep Spirit Wear attire, athletic participation shirts, and event clothing and all items noted in the Spirit Wear Store

Field Day - K-6 ONLY

Conferences

4:30pm - 7:00pm

9:30am -4:00pm (no school for LS students only)

4:30pm - 7:00pm

9:30am - 4:00pm (no school for LS students only)

School Picture

Picture Day

Retakes on October 15th, 2019

October 2019

January 2020

February 2020

Access for ELL - Kindergarten

Access for ELL - 1st

Access for ELL - 2nd

Access for ELL - 3rd & 4th

March 2020

Access for ELL - 2nd

April 2020

MCA - 3rd & 4th

May 2020

MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) is the MN state required assessment to meet state and federal legislative requirements

Assessment Vocabulary

Formative Assessments

Include on-going assessments, anecdotal records, quizzes, and diagnostic tests, reviews, and observations in a classroom. Teachers use formative assessment to improve instructional methods and student feedback throughout the teaching and learning process. The results of formative assessments are used to modify and validate instruction.

Formative “Benchmark” Assessments

Are used intermittently (weekly, bi-weekly, or end of quarter) to determine mastery of MN standards. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Imagine It! Reading benchmarks, grades K-4
  • RIGGS orthography, phonics, writing,
  • Saxon Math, grades K-4,
  • STEP (Strategic Teaching and Evaluation of Progress), grades K-4

Summative Assessments

Summative evaluations are used to determine if students have mastered specific competencies, identify instructional areas that need additional attention, and evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programs at the end of an academic year or at a pre-determined time. Summative assessments include statewide and national tests. The ACCESS and Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) are administered once per year.

  • ACCESS assessments for EL students, grades K-4
  • Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA), grades 3-4

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