Starting with the class of 2013, Minneapolis Public School students can meet required state graduation testing by: 1. Passing the MBST/GRAD tests in Writing, Reading and Math. Students must meet the state determined cut scores on the GRAD to pass the test and meet the graduation requirement. OR 2. Taking the ACT with writing* OR 3. Taking the Accuplacer college placement test with the following components: Sentence Skills; College Math; and Reading Comprehension. OR 4. MPS will accept original, verifiable score reports from the following tests: ASVAB; WorkKeys; and Compass.
*MPS will offer the ACT with writing to all 11th grade students on April 19, 2016. Students can take the ACT plus writing on their own (at Washburn on a Saturday) but need to register at actstudent.org. If a student is on free or reduced lunch they should contact their counselor for a fee waiver. We suggest Juniors also take the ACT in the spring on April 9, 2016 or June 11, 2016.
Additionally, for the class of 2016, students who have not yet met the required state graduation testing in writing, reading and math will have the opportunity to meet this requirement by taking the Accuplacer. Students may also take these tests through the MNSCU application process.
Please note the coursework listed above are minimum requirements for graduation. Requirements for IB Diploma and admission to many colleges includes at least 2 years of a world language and 4 years of math and science.