- Includes MCA Practice Test Questions
How to Pass the State of Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), using our easy step-by-step MCA Test study guide, without weeks and months of endless studying...
On a beautiful late spring afternoon, this past year, a young woman received some devastating news. She had just gotten back her MCA result. It was not what she had hoped for. In fact, it was not even close to her expectations despite her past experience and educational background.
She had failed.
Then she remembered her friends and felt even worse. She did not look forward to having to tell them her embarrassing news, especially after she had boasted that it was no big deal. She had been procrastinating about taking the exam because she hated standardized tests, and this only confirmed her hatred.
"What will I do now?" she thought with dismay, slowly realizing the harsh reality of her predicament and its upsetting implications on her future.
How to Solve the Problem
Unfortunately, this hypothetical situation occurs all the time. Someone thought they were going to breeze through the examination, told all their friends, made plans for their future, and then got an embarrassing reality check from the MCA.
The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) are quite simply an objective assessment of a test taker's requisite foundation of knowledge and skills.
MCA scores are used by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Minnesota school districts as a uniform standard of qualification. While it may not be fair, all of a person's plans for the future may be dependent upon needing a certain MCA score.
That is the whole purpose of our MCA Success Strategies study guides: to give test takers the keys to understand how to succeed on the MCA.
Our MCA Test Study Guide Is Unlike Any Other
If you'd like to get the MCA score you deserve, to quit worrying about whether your MCA score is good enough, and to beat the test taking game, then this might be the most important message you read this year.
Our comprehensive MCA study guides are written by our test experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept you need to know to pass your MCA. Our original research into the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), offered by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Minnesota school districts, reveals specific content areas and skills that are critical for you to know on the MCA. We've taken that information and developed a study guide that is guaranteed to help you be successful on the MCA.
Now, we know you may be skeptical, so let us give you three good reasons we can back up what we claim:
The Three Reasons To Believe What We Say
The First Reason:
Our company's name is Mometrix Test Preparation, and we have a team of standardized test researchers who have worked on developing our study guide for the MCA. The standards for who gets to work on the team are very strict. We demand the best for our customers, and only those who met our exacting standards made the cut. The dedicated research staff have years of combined experience in mastering the content and skills necessary to succeed on the toughest exams.
The Second Reason:
Some academic studies have revealed that test takers do not really benefit from the traditional test preparation process. But we knew there had to be a solution. If test takers were not doing well on the MCA despite high intelligence, there had to be a set of secret keys to the test that would open the door of success for these test takers.
We believe we have succeeded in finding the secret keys of the exam. What we found was surprising, and in some cases ridiculously simple once explained to the average test taker.
We put the findings together in a thorough, concise study guide that we believe allows any test taker, at any skill level, to improve his or her results dramatically with a minimum of effort.
The Third Reason:
We created the product in part because we were frustrated by the options available to test takers who really wanted to do well on the MCA.
A common approach is to TEACH the material, instead of TEACHING THE TEST. That's not necessarily good enough for the MCA. You have to know how to apply the knowledge. Most test takers already have a general knowledge of the material that will be covered on the exam.
One reason some test takers do well on the day of the test is that they have made the critical connection between the material they learned and how to use the material to succeed on the MCA.
Our guide addresses the difference between merely knowing the material and knowing how to use the material to perform on test day.
You're going to save time, money, and aggravation. You'll learn to avoid the mistakes and the bad strategies that you've been vulnerable to. Just for starters, here are some ways our product can help your score on the MCA...
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- Explains how time limits are the #1 enemy of most test takers, and what you can do about it. You avoid falling into the many time traps built into the test, giving you an immeasurable advantage over those who go into the test unaware.
- Shows you super speed methods to get through the questions you know with ease, saving you time so you concentrate on the hardest questions without rushing.
- Get quick, customized help for the questions you have about how to use our materials. Just send us a quick email and we'll get back to you promptly with the answer.
- Keys to questions that give away the wrong (or right) answers. You get credit for some of the questions just by paying attention to how the question is asked.
- Details the EXACT STUDY PLAN for the MCA that we believe gives the most results in the least time. No matter if you're studying for a week or a month, you won't waste the precious study time you have on useless activities.
- Our researchers are more than just academic theoreticians who understand the technical nature of standardized tests, but are also experts on test taking itself. They reveal the exact skills and the information you'll need to perform under pressure during the test.
- Learn why, when, and how to guess to your advantage. Many test takers use exactly the wrong strategy, but you can avoid the pitfalls with the help of our standardized test experts.
- The secret keys that give away the right answer a lot of the time. You will know the special flags to look for.
- Includes instructions detailing the best way for you to get started with your preparation efforts so you can begin the path of improving your scores immediately.
- The most efficient and accurate method for picking the right answer. You won't be scratching your head trying to read the mind of the test question writer, but will instead know exactly what to look for to pick the best answer.
- Courteous, unlimited customer service is 100% free. If you need the product sent to a different address, lose the product, or have any other difficulty, the help you need is just a short email away, and our representatives are active 7 days a week helping customers.
- The research of our team of test experts is 100% independent and original.
- Our exclusive calibration strategy to help you never go too fast OR too slow when answering even the toughest questions.
- The 5-step process we've developed, what we call the phased approach, concerning the use of the various study aids and practice tests.
- How to structure your preparation to avoid the problem of procrastination that can kill your chances of success.
- The most important things you should take care of within 24 hours of taking the test. Make sure you've taken care of the little things in addition to studying hard.
- How to predict the right answer before you see the answer choices, and how to prevent the wrong answers from polluting your mind and tempting you into a trap designed by the test writers.
- Why answers that sound correct are often the very ones that are wrong and how to tell the difference between the right answer and the many clever-sounding traps set for you by the test writers.
- Our benchmark method for deciding which of the answer choices you should pick.
- How some of the random bits of information in a question often give away the right answer choice.
- How to milk the question for clues to the right answer even if you aren't sure what the question is asking about.
- How to avoid panicking when you don't know the answer to a question. We offer a systematic method that will serve as the lifeline you need to minimize the time wasted on the test questions that leave you stumped.
- What to do about the tough questions that you have no clue how to answer. Don't just give up, use the advice we offer to make sure you give yourself the best chance of getting the right answer.
- How to use our brainstorming method to get inside the question and reveal the hard-to-find clues and some of the subtle things you didn't realize you knew.
- Do you know what a hedge phrase is? Learn why looking for the key weasel words in the question can help identify the correct answer.
- The secret to using the contextual clues in the questions and the answer choices to make important distinctions between the right and the wrong answer choices.
- How to avoid careless mistakes by using the quick double check system. It will more than pay for itself relative to the time it will take you.
- Why extreme statements in the answer choices are dead giveaways for wrong answers. Find out how to detect the subtle differences between reasonable answers and the answers that are almost always wrong.
- Learn how to group your answer choices into families that often narrows down the pool of correct answers. This is a quick way to immediately eliminate one or two of the answer choices and increase your odds of getting the question right.
Now, you're probably wondering how and why we can do all the things we claim.
Let us explain.
Before we go any further, let us clarify what MCA Success Strategies is not. It is not a stale rehash of all of the things you have already learned in the past.
MCA Success Strategies is our exclusive collection of the tips and the information that we have specially selected to give you the best results on the MCA for the least time spent studying. It's written in everyday language and is easy to use.
We cover the essential skills necessary to do well on the MCA, plus a comprehensive review covering your specific MCA test.
Don't take our word for it.
Listen to what our customers say about other Mometrix test preparation products.
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I heard about your website from a friend. I am enrolled in a review course, and in hindsight, I wish I wouldn't have taken my review course and instead spent a fraction of the money on your program. Thank you!
Warning: Always Look for These 6 Criteria
There is a lot of confusion surrounding studying for the MCA, and standardized tests in general. In our opinion, these are the 6 criteria you should always look for in a study guide for the MCA:
One: The guide must be written by writers who have painstakingly researched the topics and concepts needed to succeed on the MCA. The blind cannot hope to lead the blind.
Two: The guide must be written in easy-to-use everyday language so all test takers can access the information.
Three: The guide must be to-the-point, with no fluff to distract the test taker from the truly important information.
Four: The guide must address the test first, the material second. If the material was the only thing that was important, then every test taker that understood the material should get a perfect score. That doesn't happen because there's a difference between simply knowing what's on the test and the way you perform on the test. You want a study guide to close that gap.
Five: The guide must motivate the test taker to actually study for the exam. If the guide is hard to read, the time spent studying will be slow and painful, and the results will be meager.
Six: The guide must be guaranteed. If you don't pass with flying colors, you get your money back, no questions asked.
You get at least 10 times your money's worth!
When you consider what's at stake with the exam, we believe the value of our study guide gives you at least ten times your money's worth.
In summary, here's what you get:
When you buy MCA Success Strategies, it includes:
The 4 Strategies for MCA Success:
- Plan Big, Study Small
- Make Your Studying Count
- Practice the Right Way
- Pace Yourself
The comprehensive General Strategy review including:
- Read Carefully
- Contextual Clues
- Hedge Words
- Switchback Words
- Face Value
- Answer Selection
- Eliminate Answers
- Avoid Fact Traps
- Extreme Statements
- Predict the Answer
- Tough Questions
- Check Your Work
- Pace Yourself
- Don’t Rush
- Keep Moving
Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific MCA exam
plus all of the other special tips and strategies we have included to help you prepare for the exam.
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Since we know it's 100% to your benefit to use our study guide, we want to further encourage you by also including the following with your order:
- Bonus One
MCA Practice Test Questions: Think you're ready for the MCA? Test yourself using our practice test questions. Find out if you're prepared or if you need to head back to the study guide for another review. Use our practice test questions to make sure that you're not caught off guard on the day of the test!
Our MCA practice test questions give you the opportunity to test your knowledge on a set of questions. You can know everything that is going to be covered on the test and it will not do you any good on the day of the test if you have not had a chance to practice. Repetition is the key to success and using the practice test questions allows you to reinforce the strengths you already have, while improving the weaknesses that you need to overcome.
Detailed answer explanations are included for the questions. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed the question) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when you take the real test. That's why the practice test questions we include for the MCA test include answer keys with detailed answer explanations to each question. The in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand the questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.
- Bonus Two
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- Bonus Four
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Even though we are absolutely confident in the quality of our study manual and its ability to help you get the results you deserve, we want to completely eliminate the possibility of any remaining doubts or concerns.
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We understand that it may be hard for you to believe that this sort of information really exists, something that is unconditionally guaranteed to work or your money back and is being offered at such a low price. If you don't mind, let us speak from the heart and we'll let you in on one of our main motivations:
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In addition to our MCA Success Strategies study guides, we also publish MCA Success Strategies Workbooks. These printed workbooks are developed by the same team that created the study guides, adhering to the same high academic standards. Designed so that it can be used as either a stand-alone product, or a companion to the study guides, the workbooks are built around the specific MCA requirements established by the state of Minnesota.
With a MCA Success Strategies Workbook, your student will have access to numerous practice questions and other exercises, which they can use to improve their skills and measure their progress toward MCA readiness. Individual lessons and exercises are short and to the point, so your student doesn't lose focus, but they're also thorough enough to cover each topic in depth. Concepts and principles are broken down into small nuggets, leading to higher comprehension and retention rates for students.
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By Jay Willis
This Page Last Updated: 05/10/2021