Testing And Assessments


NWEA Map Growth

  • TRM will be moving to the NWEA Map Growth assessment to check every student’s academic growth during the school year. This helps staff identify which individual students are meeting the academic standards per the child’s grade level (on track) and those children who may need supplemental interventions and instructional support to meet academic goals. Progress monitoring may also be used as an additional resource to set goals for learning growth. By utilizing progress monitoring teachers can quickly and frequently assess the academic performance of each student, get a clear measure of improvement and align Montessori instruction in real time. 
  • Administered for all students K-6.


  • TRM utilizes tests of executive functioning as a means of assessing the whole child. Tests for executive functioning measure skills such as attention, inhibitory control, working memory and organization and planning. TRM believes the assessment of these skills leads to a better understanding of how the child functions in the classroom and helps determine what additional support may be needed to lead to further academic success. 
  • Administered for all students K-6.


  • The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) is a state-wide test utilized by each public/charter school to measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards. The administration of this assessment meets federal and state legislative requirements. It is possible for students who receive special education services, and who meet eligibility requirements, to take an alternative assessment instead – the Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS)
  • 3rd-6th Graders will take Reading and Math; 5th graders will also take Science.


Fall Map Growth:

Reading (K-6) Week of Sept. 12th, 2023

Math (K-6) Week of Sept. 19th, 2023

Winter Map Growth:

Reading (K-6) Week of Jan. 8th, 2024

Math (K-6) Week of Jan. 16th, 2024

Spring Map Growth:

Reading (K-6) Week of April 15th, 2024

Math (K-6) Week of April 22nd, 2024

Fall and Spring Executive Functioning

Fall: Week of September 26th, 2023

Spring: Week of April 15th, 2024


(3rd through 6th Grade)

Reading (3rd-6th): Week of April 15th, 2024

Math(3rd-6th): Week of April 22nd, 2024

Science (5th Grade only): Week of April 29th, 2024

ACCESS (for EL students)

Fall: Week of January 29th, 2024

Spring: Week of March 22nd, 2024