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MDE’s periodic newsletter for educators contains relevant assessment, data, and reporting information, as well as professional development opportunities.

March 2022 | Testing 1-2-3 Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Test Administration Dates, MCA and MTAS Student Resources, New Educator Resources for Science MCA-IV, Invitation for Minnesota Science Teachers, ESA State Plan Update, 2021-22 Assessment and Accountability Results Release Timeline, MDE on the Move, Student Data Privacy When Communicating with MDE, Assessment Resources for Families, New Educator Resources for Alternate MCA, Test Administration Reminders, Upcoming Opportunities, Important Ideas and Research.

December 2021 | Testing 1-2-3 Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: COMPASS Webinar Recordings, Resources and Updates, Minnesota K–12 Academic Standards in Social Studies Update, 2020–21 Combined World's Best Workforce (WBWF) Summary and Achievement and Integration (A&I) Progress Report Due December 15, 2021, MDE Employment Opportunities, Statewide Testing Participation, Important Ideas and Research, Make Sense of the Research: A Primer for Educational Leaders.

October 2021 | Testing 1-2-3 Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Register Now for the COMPASS Overview Webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 20, Benchmark Achievement Level Descriptors, 2021–22 College Entrance Exam Requirement, Dyslexia Screener Survey Request, Statewide Testing Participation for Students with IEPs or 504 Plans, Inclusion of American Sign Language (ASL) in English Learner Identification Process, and NAEP 2022 Update.

September 2021 | Testing 1-2-3 Update

This update contains articles on the following topics: Spring 2021 Assessment Results, Benchmark Reports, Final Reports Resources Overview, Participation Calculation on Minnesota Report Card, Updates to Data and Availability of Reports, Upcoming Opportunities, and Important Ideas and Research in School Assessment and Data.