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Heather Gjervik

Executive Administrative Assistant

Joy Whitehead

Professional Development Specialist

SouthWest Metro publishes its statewide testing calendar yearly in the fall as required by the Minnesota Department of Education. The calendar is followed by all SouthWest Metro programs. 

Minnesota’s statewide assessments give teachers, school districts and state education leaders information in context that they use to make decisions about education. Teachers and schools can use that information to help guide instruction and better support students. The state and members of the public can use the data to focus on the important goal of providing equitable opportunities for all students across the state.

The  Minnesota Department of Education provides multiple resources for parents and guardians regarding testing. You will find links to those resources below. 

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