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In the Little Falls School District, information about student learning and the performance of the school district is gathered from a variety of sources, including district and state assessments. Each piece provides a ‘snapshot’ of how well a child is doing. The more ‘snapshots’ that are gathered, the clearer the picture of what a student knows and can do becomes. Teachers, administrators and parents use assessment results to promote academic success for each and every student in District #482. Information obtained from assessments assists in assessing curricular success, planning continuous improvement and evaluating district programs.

Assessment Schedules


  • MN State Test Security Tip Line
  • Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Assessments
    Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.31, subdivision 4a, student participation requires the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to publish a form for parents/guardians to complete if they refuse to have their student participate in state-required standardized assessments. The Parent/Guardian Guide to Statewide Testing document provides some basic information to help parents/guardians make informed decisions that benefit their child and their school and community.


STAR assessments are computer-adaptive tests designed to give educators accurate, reliable, and valid data quickly so that they can make good decisions about instruction and intervention. STAR Reading and STAR Math are given in grades 6-8 three times a year, include skills-based test items, learning progressions for instructional planning, and in-depth reports. They bridge testing and instruction.

STAR Parent Guide

Contact Information

Lisa Salber
District Assessment Coordinator

(320) 616-3209