Wayzata Public Schools, in accordance with the guidelines of the Minnesota Department of Education, has established a process for students to satisfy the requirements of a course through Credit for Assessment. Successful completion of this process allows students to take a more rigorous course of study. In order to satisfy the academic standards for the Credit for Assessment, the student must make arrangements to “test out” of a course. The student must take all assessments required by the specific department. Successful completion of this process requires the student demonstrate 85% proficiency on the given assessments.
The Wayzata School District currently offers Summer Testing options in Wayzata High School World Language classes; Wayzata High School Physical Science; Wayzata High School AP Biology Test In; Wayzata High School Integrated 1X, Integrated 2X, Integrated 3X, and Integrated 4X. There are additional opportunities for middle school students to test into Accelerated Math 7, Accelerated Math 8 or to Enriched Physical Science. Please read below for additional details.
FAQ for Parents
to construction at the high school testing will take on a slightly
different look this year and we may not be able to meet everyone’s
needs. Testing for math and science
will take place at Wayzata Central Middle School, please see schedule on
the math or science web pages. World Language testing will be at the high school.
Who is eligible?
All students are eligible, with the exception outlined in the second to
–please attend the make-up date, if there is one. If the student is sick
the day of the test or there is not a make-up date then please contact
Allan Christopherson (Allan.Christopherson@wayzata.k12.mn.us).
Accelerated Math 7 and Accelerated Math 8 - Students will have one comprehnsive assessment to complete on one of the three test dates.
Integrated 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X Math– there are 21 possible test dates. The student may take the tests in any
order, therefore giving the student ample opportunity to test over a 2
all three departments, there will not
be an opportunity to re-test if the student is not satisfied with the
When do students get their test
scores back and when do they know their overall grade?
Results from World Language and Science Tests will be emailed to parents
on or before the release date. Results from the series of math tests will
be posted to Family Access.
Can they see their tests?
No, tests are not available for students or parents to view.
Do they get credit for this
school students: No,
after the exam is complete, if the student has earned an
overall test score of at least 85%, the scheduling office will
place them in the next level of math.
High school students: No,
after all unit exams have been completed, if the student has earned an
overall test score average of at least 85%, he/she will receive a “T”
(Test Out) indication on the transcript and will be registered for the
subsequent class. It is important to note that while the student will
have satisfied the requirement for the course(s) in which they have
demonstrate proficiency, the course will not be calculated in his/her
GPA, nor will actual high school credit be earned toward graduation.
What if my child does not pass
with an 85% average? If the student has not earned an
overall test score average of at least 85%, no indication will be made on
the transcript and the student will remain in the originally scheduled
class for the coming school year.
What about 6th and 7th graders
currently in Accelerated Math? Only current 6th and 7th
graders who have notbeen in Accelerated Math will be allowed to
participate in this test-out opportunity during the summer. This will give
them the opportunity to access all math courses we offer. 6th and 7th
grade students who are in Accelerated Math have access to all math courses
and cannot test out at this time. If they choose, they can test out of a
course the summer after 8th grade.
What is Math Prep?
Students who have registered for the summer math test out will be sent
information about Wayzata Community Education’s Summer Math Prep. This is
only for students who have registered for Test Into Accelerated Math 7, Test Into Accelerated Math 8, Int 1X, Int 2X, or
What is AP Biology Test In Prep?
Students who have registered for the AP Biology Test In will be sent
information about Wayzata Community Education’s AP Biology Test In Prep Course.