The Minnesota Statewide Testing Program (MSTP) provides consulting, scoring and reporting services to measure and assess K-12 student ability and academic growth. MSTP services are available to all K-12 public, private, charter and home schools in Minnesota.
Advantages of working with MSTP include:
Standardized tests allow students to be compared with other students and schools to be compared with other schools. Such comparisons give educators the opportunity to look at achievement and ability levels of students in relation to a defined student group. Teachers and administrators get an "external" look at the performance of their students, one that is independent of the school's own assessments of student learning. As long as our population continues to be highly mobile and students compete nationally as well as locally for educational and economic opportunities, student and school comparisons with local and national norm groups should be of interest to students, parents, and educators.
Our testing options help home school educators meet the Minnesota yearly testing requirement for their students. In cooperation with the educator’s local school district, we provide a series of standardized achievement and ability tests that meet state requirements. We also provide career interest instruments upon request.
The Minnesota Statewide Testing Program (MSTP) would like to remind you that we offer scoring and reporting on the newer IOWA Assessments Form E and Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 7. This newer form of the IOWA Assessments will provide your school with an up-to-date measure of student achievement and growth across a continuum of next generation learning standards.
MSTP continues to offer affordable local scanning, scoring and reporting, including the quality standards that ensure the quick and accurate results you have come to rely upon. You will need to purchase your own books from Riverside/Houghton Mifflin for both tests.
The Riverside/Houghton Mifflin prices and order forms for IOWA Form E and CogAT Form 7 books can be found here.
Although we no longer maintain an inventory of books, we do carry the consumable booklets (grades 3-12) and the answer sheets (grades 3-12). On the order form, please choose the option "For Schools that own their own books and need answer sheets." Order forms can be found here.
If you are still using the older versions (ITBS/ITED Form A or CogAT Form 6), we will continue to process them, at least through this school year. We also have books and directions that we can provide at no charge if requested, including a limited amount of enlarged print test books. The order form for these versions can also be found here.
Information is available regarding testing methods and timelines, how test results can be used, and a glossary of common terms. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions section to see if one of your questions has already been answered.