1. This fall the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is embarking on an important phase in the development of a new MCA-III 10th grade Reading Test by field testing questions. Through a sampling procedure based on state demographics, districts (ours included) around the state have been selected to participate in this field test. We will be giving a pilot 10th Grade Reading test (on-line) on March 1. This will be a stand alone test that has no accommodations.