Balanced Assessment

The results of standardized assessments taken by Eden Prairie students are used in a variety of ways, including:

  • Instructional Planning:
    • Results are used by teachers to help plan personalized instruction and monitor progress toward individual student goals and grade level benchmarks.
  • Meet the Needs of Each:
    • Results are used by teachers to identify the need for differentiated instruction.
  • Placement:
    • Results are used as one of the criteria for participation in programs (i.e. MOSAIC, Key) and classes (i.e. Accelerated Math, Enriched Science).
  • Continuous School Improvement:
    • Results are used by schools and the district to evaluate programs and plan programming improvements.
  • Accountability:
    • Results are used by the district as an accountability measurement and / or to fulfill the requirements of state and federal legislation.
  • College and Career Readiness:
    • Results are used to indicate readiness for postsecondary success in college and / or career and inform course selection and career interests.

Assessment Plan and Calendars

The comprehensive district assessment calendar includes all statewide and district (those that are given to most students within a grade level) assessments anticipated for the school year with information about the purpose and rationale for the assessment, who takes it, the general timeframe when administered, how the results are used and how results are disseminated. 

View the individual school calendars for details about when most students will be testing:

Elementary Schools

Secondary Schools

Parents have the option to refuse their child(ren)'s district and statewide assessments. For more information on refusals of statewide assessments, see Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing (click into "Student Participation" on linked webpage).

Please see your school's Associate Principal/ Assessment Coordinator if you are planning to refuse any assessments. For any other questions, please reach out to the district assessment team at

School Report Cards

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) annually creates school report cards to show school information, test results, revenue and expenditure data, demographic information and other critical data. View the district report card or view the individual report cards for each school below.

Elementary Schools

Secondary Schools