Estimated Test Administration Times

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) tests

MCA Reading

Grade and Test

Passages and Items Section 1

Passages and Items Section 2

Passages and Items Section 3

Passages and Items Section 4

Passages and Items Section 5

Passages and Items Section 6

Total Test Admin

3-5 Reading MCA

1 passage

8 items

1 passage

8 items

2 passages

16 items

1 passage

8 items

2 passages

16 items

1 passage

8 items

2.5-3.5 hours

6-8 Reading MCA

2 passages

15 items

1 passage

8 items

2 passages

15 items

1 passage

8 items

2 passage

15 items

1 passage

8 items

2.5-3.5 hours

10 Reading
MCA

2 passages
17 items

1 passage
9 items

2 passages

17 items

1 passage
9 items

2 passage
17 items

N/A

2-3 hours

MCA Math

Grade and Test

Items in Section 1

Items in Section 2

Items in Section 3

Items in Section 4

Items in Section 5

Total Test Admin

3-4 Math

15

15

5

13

10

1.5-2 hrs

5-6 Math

15

15

5

13

12

1.5-2 hrs

7-8 Math

15

15

5

13

15

2-2.5 hrs

11 Math

11

11

11

11

11

1.5-2.5 hrs

MCA Science


Grade

Items in Section 1

Items in Section 2

Total Test Admin.

5

24-28

25-27

1.75 hrs

8

32-37

29-31

1.75 hrs

High School

38-44

39-43

2 hrs