Welcome to the Minnesota tests page, with resources on tests and testing services in Minnesota in such areas as academic tests, professional licensing exams and driving tests.
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) - Minnesota requires students to take the MCAs in grades 3 thru 11. Students are tested in reading and mathematics in grades 3-8, 10 and 11. They are also tested in science in fifth and eighth grades and after completing a life science course in high school. Most test questions are multiple choice.
Minnesota Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD) - High school students are required to pass the GRAD test in order to graduate high school. Students are tested in writing, reading and mathematics. They can take the test multiple times until they have passed each section. The writing section contains essays, but the others are multiple choice.
Minnesota Medical Assistant Certification Exam - Find information on how to become certified or registered as a medical assistant in Minnesota.
Minnesota Plumbing Exams and Licensure - Find information on testing and licensing to become a plumber in Minnesota.
Minnesota Cosmetologists Tests and Licensing - Minnesota requires cosmetologists and barbers to take both a state and a national licensing exam. The two tests are taken together and are computer-based and multiple choice. They have a total of 130 multiple choice questions and take approximately three hours. The fee for both exams is $56.
Minnesota Residential Building Contractors Exams and Licensing - All residential building contractors must pass a two-part exam to receive a license. One part of the exam covers business practices and laws, while the other part is a technical test. The multiple choice test has a total of 100 questions. Appointments can be made as little as two days in advance.
Minnesota Driving Tests - Drivers must pass a vision screening, a knowledge test and a driving skills test in order to get a license in Minnesota. New residents with a valid out-of-state license have to take the vision screening and the knowledge test but not the driving skills test.