January 26 – February 12
What is OLPA?
The Optional Local Purpose Assessment (OLPA) is available in reading for students in grades 3–8 and 10 and in mathematics for students in grades 3–8. It provides a risk-free environment for students to familiarize themselves with online testing and provides teachers with information to target instruction before the reading and mathematics tests used for accountability in the spring. The OLPA uses Minnesota-specific items.