Testing and Assessment

The primary purpose of testing in School District 197 is to provide information to help improve instruction. The data received from testing helps the district analyze student progress and district curriculum. It also helps identify which programs will be most helpful for each student and holds the district accountable for offering the best possible education.

As part of a culture of academic integrity, we would like to remind families and students about the importance of test security and the expectation that families and students keep test content secure and act with honesty and integrity during test administration.

Testing and Assessment is overseen by School District 197’s Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department. 

Cari Jo Drewitz, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
651-403-7003 | carijo.drewitz@isd197.org

Cristie Sward, District Curriculum, Data and Assessment Coordinator
651-403-7015 | cristie.sward@isd197.org

Testing & Assessment Calendars

2018-19 State Testing Schedule

2018-19 State Testing Schedule by School
(Each school will set their own specific testing dates. Those dates will be added to the school's calendar once they are determined.)

2018-19 ISD 197 Testing Schedule with Length of Administration & Purpose

Student Participation in Statewide Testing Resources

MDE Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing Resources

Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing Form

See more details about the tests given to students on the District Assessments page and State Assessments page.