Minnesota Graduation Testing

In order to graduate from Hopkins High School, all students must fulfill state of Minnesota graduation assessment requirements in writing, reading, and mathematics.

In May 2013 the state legislature changed the law to transition toward a college and career assessment system for graduation assessments.

As a result, each grade at Hopkins High School in 2014-2015 has different graduation assessment requirements.  Listed below are the assessments available to Hopkins High School students to meet their graduation assessment requirements by year of graduation.

Class of 2015 – 12th Graders

12th grade students must meet each of the three requirements by one of the following options:

Writing
  • Pass the GRAD writing test* prior to 2014-2015
  • Take the ACT plus writing test on Saturday national test dates in 2014-2015
  • Take the Accuplacer WritePlacer test in 2014-2015
 Reading
  • Proficient on the MCAIII Reading test* in April 2013
  • Passed the GRAD reading test in 2013-2014
  • Take the ACT test on Saturday national test dates in 2014-2015
  • Take the Accuplacer Reading test in 2014-2015
Math
  • Proficient on the MCAIII Math test* in April 2014
  • Take the ACT test on Saturday national test dates in 2014-2015
  • Take the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra and Arithmetic test in 2014-2015

ACT or Accuplacer registration for seniors only must be arranged with the school test coordinator, Sarah Chamberlain.

Graduation Assessment Information sessions including ACT registration will be held during Thursday TASC from 9:09 a.m. to 9:49 a.m. on the following days in the Career Center:

  • Thursday, October 23
  • Thursday, December 4
  • Thursday, December 18
  • Thursday, February 12
  • Thursday, February 26

Class of 2016 – 11th Graders

11th grade students must meet each of the three requirements by one of the following options:

Writing
  • Take the ACT Plus Writing test* on Tuesday April 28, 2015 at Hopkins High School
  • Pass the GRAD writing test* prior to 2014-2015
  • Take the Accuplacer WritePlacer test in 2015-2016
Reading
  • Take the ACT test* on Tuesday April 28, 2015 at Hopkins High School
  • Proficient on the MCAIII Reading test* in April 2014
  • Take the Accuplacer Reading test in 2015-2016
Math
  • Take the ACT test* on Tuesday April 28, 2015 at Hopkins High School
  • Proficient on the MCAIII Math test* in April 2015
  • Take the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra and Arithmetic test in 2015-2016

Class of 2017 – 10th Graders

10th grade students must meet each of the three requirements by the following tests:

Writing
  • Take the PLAN test* on November 12, 2014 at Hopkins High School
  • Possibly take the Compass Writing test*
  • Take the ACT Plus Writing test* in the spring 2016 at Hopkins High School
 Reading
  • Take the PLAN test* on November 12, 2014 at Hopkins High School
  • Possibly take the Compass Reading test*
  • Take the ACT Plus Writing test* in the spring 2016 at Hopkins High School
Math
  • Take the PLAN test* on November 12, 2014 at Hopkins High School
  • Possibly take the Compass Math test*
  • Take the ACT Plus Writing test* in the spring 2016 at Hopkins High School

Eleventh and tenth grade graduation assessment tests are scheduled during the 2014-2015 school year.  Specific dates are available on the Hopkins High School calendar.

PLEASE NOTE: The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) tests are additional tests required by federal law that students will continue to take each spring.

  • The MCA Reading test* is taken in 10th grade and the MCAIII Math test* is taken in 11th grade.
  •  The MCA Science test* is taken the year the Hopkins High School student earns their Biology course credit for graduation. 

 *State or federally mandated assessment-students are required to take these tests per state law. 

Please visit the Minnesota Department of Education for further information.

Please contact Sarah Chamberlain, test coordinator, at 952.988.4505, email at sarah.chamberlain@hopkinsschools.org, or see her in W131 in the Career Center with questions relating to graduation testing.

School Hours

Regular School Hours
7:47–2:35

Late Start Hours
9:46–2:35

Early Dismissal Hours
7:47–11:53

Principal
Patty Johnson