Research, Evaluation & Assessment

The Office of Research and Evaluation is responsible for the administration, scoring and analysis of all district and statewide tests. Our mission is to collect meaningful information, report it in a timely manner and communicate the results clearly. The information that is obtained from these assessments is used by teachers, administrators, and parents to help them better understand how students in Bloomington are learning important skills in reading, mathematics and writing.

About our Student Testing System

Bloomington Public Schools measures the academic growth of each student in grades 2-7 with the Northwest Evaluation Association's Achievement Level Tests (MAP) in reading and mathematics. These tests are given annually to monitor the progress of individual students through the district's curriculum. The tests also enable teachers to pinpoint problem areas and adjust instruction to meet the needs of the student or class.


Fax: 952-681-6497

Dr. David Heistad
Executive Director of Research, Evaluation & Assessment

Cathy Turitto
Administrative Secretary

Research Requests
Research Request Form
Research Policy
Testing Resources
District Assessment Calendar 2021-22
MCA Test Schedule 2021-22
ACCESS Test Schedule 2021-22
MAP Test Parents Guide
Guide to Statewide Testing and Refusal to Test Form
District MAP Refusal to Test Form
National Evaluation and Assessment Resources
National Center for Education Statistics
National Council on Measurement in Education
The Nation's Report Card
Northwest Evaluation Association
U.S. Department of Education
Minnesota Evaluation and Assessment Resources
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI)
Minnesota Department of Education