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2013 NeSA Total Items Tested

2013 Science Total Items Tested

NeSA-S Practice Tests:

Spanish Practice Tests

NeSA-S Tables of Specification:

Please read this explanation as to why the TOS for NeSA-S are different.

NeSA-S Performance Level Descriptors:

NeSA Science Performance Level Descriptors

Please note: The Nebraska Science Performance Level Descriptors describe thre levels of mastery for specific science standards. More information about the sequence of the learning and further clarification of what students should know and be able to do can be found in the following three documents: Nebraska Science Standards - Articulated Format; Sample K-12 Science Curriculum - Articulated Format; and the Inquiry Scoring Rubric. Each of these documents may be accessed at:

Webb's Depth of Knowledge Information:


NeSA Science Technical Reports:

2014 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)

2014 NeSA Technical Report (no appendices)

2013 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)

2013 NeSA Technical Report (no appendices, 270 pages)

2012 NeSA Technical Report (Complete with Appendices)

2012 NeSA Science Standard Setting Technical Report

2011 NeSA Technical Report (Complete with Appendices)

NeSA-AAS Technical Reports:

2014 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (Appendices)

2014 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (No Appendices)

Standard Setting Results for the Nebraska State Accountability Alternate Assessment of Science (Prepared by Alpine Testing Solutions)


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