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Minnesota Statewide Testing Program

The Minnesota Statewide Testing Program (MSTP) provides consulting, scoring and reporting services to measure and assess K-12 student ability, achievement and academic growth. MSTP services are available to all K-12 public, private, charter and home schools in Minnesota.

MSTP Attention Icon Please visit us at the A+ Education Conference on August 10th!

A+ Education Conference

(expansion of former MN Assessment Conference)
Please visit us in the Exhibit Hall between 7:30am and 3:15pm
August 10, 2017 - St. Paul RiverCentre

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The Minnesota Statewide Testing Program (MSTP) strives to provide stellar customer service and high quality test scoring. Our clients benefit from having a local testing partner and assurance that their test results reflect their students’ efforts as accurately as possible. Our advantages include:

  • Rapid turnaround (days, not weeks)
  • Working with any schools, regardless of size and location
  • Competitive pricing paired with an unmatched reputation
  • A thorough review of individual responses flagged by the scanner as "unreadable"


See what educators have to say about the Minnesota Statewide Testing Program

"MSTP is so responsive. You are accessible whenever we need help or have questions, and your turnaround times are incredible. Thank you so much!" Principal,
Trinity Academy
"You are amazing! I never expected such quick service." Gifted and Talented Coordinator,
Bloomington Public Schools
"Working with MSTP has made a fairly stressful endeavor, stress free. They respond quickly to emails and phone calls, are flexible, and always have a solution. I couldn't ask for a more supportive partner throughout the testing and scoring process." Talent Development & Advanced Academics,
Minneapolis Public Schools
"The team at the Minnesota Statewide Testing Program is so very helpful. Anytime I have a question for them I get an almost immediate response. They explain things clearly and are always ready to help in any way they can. I have used them for about ten years and have always had exceptional service. I have recommended them to others on many occasions." Gifted Coordinator,
White Bear Lake Area Schools
“I highly recommend using the Minnesota Statewide Testing Program. The team is so knowledgeable and responsive whenever I had a question. I was always amazed at the quick turnaround time in receiving the test scores. This was a huge time saver for us! I could always depend on the MSTP team to give us great service.” Gifted Coordinator,
Eden Prairie Public Schools


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. If 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.


MSTP provides testing materials for homeschool educators in Minnesota. Our testing options help homeschool 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.

Our program’s services meet the State of Minnesota yearly requirement for nationally norm-referenced standardized achievement examinations for home schools. These tests also meet the PSEO requirements for some post-secondary institutions.

Important information:

  • All home school educators must pre-pay for their testing service. We accept check or money order.
  • Results from the testing are returned directly to the homeschool educator. MSTP does not provide homeschool testing scores to the district (unless the district administers the tests) or the state.


MSTP offers a variety of achievement, ability, and career inventory assessment services which can be purchased by any K-12 public, private, or charter school or district. Thousands of schools across Minnesota have utilized our services.

Our quality of service is unbeatable. Unlike common scanning practices, when our scan program flags any responses as "unreadable", our staff will individually review the flagged items. This ensures the final score is an accurate representation of the answers the student provided.

Partner with us today for assistance with your test scoring needs.

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MSTP Order Forms


Important update for schools and districts using older versions (ITBS/ITED Form A™ or CogAT Form 6®)!

This is the FINAL school year that we will be able to score ITBS/ITED Form A. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will no longer support Form A after June 30, 2019. CogAT 6 may continue beyond this school year, but is retiring soon, and we strongly encourage you to switch to the newer version (CogAT 7) as soon as possible.

Information about materials and ordering can be found below, under MSTP Services Summary.

MSTP Services Summary

The Minnesota Statewide Testing Program (MSTP) would like to remind you that we offer scoring and reporting on the Iowa Assessments and the Cognitive Abilities Test.

The Iowa Assessments (Form E) will provide your school with an up-to-date measure of student achievement and growth across a continuum of next-generation learning standards. The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) (Form 7) is widely used to identify students for talent development, and to provide educational guidance for all students - not just those with high ability.

MSTP will continue 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 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for both tests.

Houghton Mifflin prices and order forms can be found here.

Although we no longer maintain an inventory of books, we do carry consumable booklets (grades K-3) and answer sheets (grades 3-12). On the order form, choose the option "For Schools that own their own books and need answer sheets." Our order forms are here.

Older Versions:
If you are still using the older versions (ITBS/ITED Form A), this is the FINAL school year that we will be able to score these tests. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will no longer support Form A after June 30, 2019. CogAT 6 may continue beyond this school year but will be retired soon, and we encourage you to switch to the newer version 7 as soon as possible.

We also have books and directions that we can continue to provide for these older tests at no charge if requested, including a limited amount of enlarged print test books. The order form for Forms A and 6 can 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.

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