Technical issues prevent students from finishing MCAs


At the end of the school day Tuesday, April 16, TCU Superintendent Matt Helgerson and District Assessment Coordinator Melissa Barnett sent out a message to district parents through the SchoolReach system, informing them that the MCA online testing system experienced technical issues that were state-wide. This resulted in students taking the online version not being able to complete their scheduled tests. 

The message went on to say that the Minnesota testing vendor, AIR, acknowledged the cause of the problem was due to a failure with their system, and that they are working to resolving the issue as soon as possible. 

"As a district we have expressed our concern to the Minnesota Department of Education. They have responded with a commitment to address the issues," the message said. "We appreciate the support you provide your children as they prepare for and take the required assessments. We too are committed to ensuring that the testing environment yields a positive experience for your children."

Students will resume taking the state required MCA tests on Wednesday, April 17.