Student Assessments

2017-2018 Spectrum Testing Schedule

Spectrum High School – “Reward” Status per Minnesota Department of Education

Click HERE for the Minnesota Department of Education - Minnesota Report Card

 Spectrum High School was once again named a Reward School for 2015-2016!


MMR: 91.25% 
FR: 92.09%

Comparison: 2014-2015

MMR: 80.24%
FR: 79.72% 

Info from MDE

The schools on this list are Minnesota’s highest performing Title I schools. These schools have demonstrated exceptional student outcomes and success in closing achievement gaps. Reward schools are recognized annually. In addition, some Reward schools have shown sustained success and have been recognized multiple years. 

 The Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR) is a 0 to 100% for all schools in the state and includes data on proficiency, growth, achievement gap reduction, and graduation rates. The Focus Rating (FR) is a 0 to 100% for all schools in the state and includes data on proficiency and growth for only students of color, special education students, students in poverty and English learners.

"I am extremely proud of our students and staff for their great work during the 2014-2015 school year. When a school has a system wide approach to student learning and achievement, great outcomes will occur."   -Josh Anderson, 7-12 Principal, Spectrum High School.


2015 MCA Testing Results

MCA Math
MCA Reading
MCA Science


MCA Testing Information

What are the MCAs?  The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are state tests in Mathematics, Reading and Science that meet the requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  They are given every year to measure student performance against the Minnesota Academic Standards that specify what students in a particular grade should know and do. 

To learn more from the MDE about the MCA, click here:

Based on new legislation, the graduation assessment requirements have changed. Please refer to this parent letter for details.

Test Taking Tips

MCA Item Samplers

2016 Grad Year ACT Scores - Spectrum High School compared to Minnesota Average


Spectrum High School scored above the Minnesota average in grad year 2016 with a composite ACT score of 21.6.  The average Minnesota composite score was 21.1.  

Spectrum HS


ACT Composite



ACT English



ACT Math



ACT Reading



ACT Science




Parent/Guardian Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Assessments


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