Northwest Passage High School uses a variety of formative and summative assessments throughout the project process and participates in three levels of standardized assessments: National, State, and School.


These assessments represent just one measure we use to verify the effectiveness of our instruction and the growth of student academic achievement. Below is a list of the assessments we utilize and where to get more information.



The ACT® test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning.



The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) is the state test that helps districts measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and also meets federal and state legislative requirements. Students take one test in each subject: Math, Reading, and Science.

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MAP® Growth™ measures what students know and informs what they’re ready to learn next. MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment that accurately measures performance—whether a student performs on, above, or below grade level. 


Hope Survey® 

The Hope Survey enables Northwest Passage High School to assess the hopefulness of their environment through the eyes of their students & staff. Growing hope as a community leads to an increase in equitable success, engagement, and productivity. Hope builds resilience, removes unfounded fears, and makes space for creativity and innovation.