Please see here for MDE's statement on Statewide Testing and Parent Refusal Form.

Avalon's Assessments

The following list includes information on each major assessment Avalon School employs, the dates when they occur, the average time required to complete them, and the justification for their use.  For any questions regarding Avalon's use of assessments, please contact Tim Quealy (

Hope Survey - Fall (9/13 - 9/17) and Spring (5/16 - 5/20):  Hope Survey is mandated as one of our Authorizer (NEO) goals and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.  The Hope Survey is used to measure non-academic outcomes such as student self-efficacy, optimism, and problem solving.  All new students take the Hope Survey in the fall, while all students take the survey in the spring.

NWEA MAP Math and Reading - Fall (9/19 to 9/23) and Spring (3/28-3/31): NWEA MAP test is used to measure progress from fall to spring.  It is used with all students grades 6 through 10.  Students complete both a math and reading test, and each takes appoximately 35 minutes.  The NWEA MAP scores are used as part of an authorizer (NEO) goal.

PSAT - Fall (10/12/22): The PSAT is given to all 11th grade students in the fall.  It is used as a measure of college-readiness and we report our scores in our Annual Report.  The PSAT has three sections (Reading, Writing and Language, and Math) and takes 2 hours and 35 minutes to complete.

ACT plus Writing Test - Spring (3/7/23) It is required for Avalon to offer the ACT to all 11th grade students by the state of Minnesota.  The test has five sections (English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing) and takes 3 hours and 35 minutes.

WIDA - March 9th and March 23rd

MCA Tests - Spring: The MCA tests are required by the state of Minnesota.  

4/17-4/21 MCA - Math/Reading - 6, 7, 8th grade
4/24-4/28 MCA - Math (11th) / Reading (10th)
5/1-5/5 MCA - Science (8th / 11th)

Authorizer Information

Avalon’s authorizer information for 2011 and beyond is Novation Education opportunities. Their contact information is listed below.

Wendy Swanson-Choi (Executive Director)
Phone: 612-889-2103;

3432 Denmark Ave, Ste.130 Eagan, MN 55123

Annual Report

Avalon School's Annual Report for the 2020-2021 school year can be read here:  Avalon School Annual Report 2021-2022 including the WBWF requirements).

(For archived information, see reports from 2012-2013 [part 1, part 2], 2013-2014, and 2014-20152015-20162016-2017, 2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021)


World's Best Workforce

Avalon School's World's Best Workforce Report can be read or downloaded below.  Our annual meeting to review progress and set goals is May 11, 2023.

Avalon School WBWF Summary Plan 2019-2020

Avalon School WBWF Summary Plan 2018-2019

Avalon School WBWF Summary Plan 2017-2018

Avalon School WBWF Summary Plan 2016-2017

Avalon School WBWF Summary Report 2015-2016


Avalon School Year Budget FY19

See here for a copy of Avalon's budget for Fiscal Year 2019

Avalon School Strategic Plan 

See here for a copy of Strategic Plan 22.23