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Item samplers are one type of student resource used to familiarize students and educators with how the content is presented in the test.

Purpose of Student Resources

Read frequently asked questions and more information about using item samplers and student tutorials to prepare for test administration.

Accessing Online Item Samplers

Before you start, check that your computer, laptop, or tablet will work. Minnesota assessments work with many devices and browsers, but not all. Find out the technology guidelines here.

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MTAS item samplers for each grade and subject are available for you to use to become familiar with the format of the test.