MCAST and Education Information
MCAST is the Market Condition Assessment and Statistics Tool that counties can use to replicate the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s State Board of Equalization Sales Ratio Study.
MCAST has the ability to calculate extreme ratios, market condition adjustments, and assessment ratios and statistics. It also features a stratification tool to analyze assessments by different categories. MCAST is meant to be used with the sales listings issued by Data & Analysis.
The Market Condition Assessment and Statistics Tool (MCAST v3.6) tool can be accessed in the Assessor Reference Room.
MAAO MCAST Introduction
Introduction to the purpose of the MCAST and how to interpret the results
MAAO MCAST Navigation A
How to navigate through "Enter Data" section of the MCAST, including how to upload a DOR sales file and how to filter the sales data
MAAO MCAST Navigation B
How to navigate through the "Trend Area” section of the MCAST, including how to filter into a trend area, analyze the trend set up, and interpret the results
MAAO MCAST Navigation C
How to navigate through the “Jurisdiction” section of the MCAST, including how to apply a trend to a specific jurisdiction, interpret the statistics for that jurisdiction, and save trends and extreme bounds for later use
MAAO MCAST Navigation D
How to navigate through the “T-Calc Only” section of the MCAST and how to apply saved trends and extreme bounds to a separate jurisdiction
Hennepin MCAST Tutorial
Full overview of using the MCAST, from uploading the sales list to filtering the data to determining and interpreting a trend