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Owatonna Public Schools follows a comprehensive program for student assessment which includes a variety of assessments that serve different purposes and to ultimately improve student learning. Assessment data is an essential component of the student achievement planning process for all levels of the district as well as a key aspect of long range planning.  Assessment results are used for many reasons, including: 

  • to comply with external agencies
  • to provide accountability to parents, community, and taxpayers
  • to measure district achievement over time and to compare this achievement to state and national results
  • for program evaluation
  • to assist with student placement and special programming
  • to guide curriculum and instruction at all levels

In order to measure student learning and growth, multiple types of assessments are used to guide instruction and determine students’ progress within the Owatonna Public Schools Curriculum Frameworks.  

Kenneth Griswold
Data & Assessment Coordinator
(507) 444-8689


Assessment Calendar/Schedules
Assessment Calendar - Year at a Glance
Site Schedule for Statewide Testing
District Balanced Assessment Schedule

District Assessment Plan
Comprehensive Assessment Plan 

Assessment Criteria
Benchmark Criteria, Grades K-8
Kindergarten Readiness Criteria

Assessment Refusal
Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal Form for Statewide Testing  (MCA/MTAS & ACCESS)

 Other District-wide Testing Refusal Letter & Form

Balanced Assessment