Statewide Assessment


Statewide Assessment Fall Workshops

September 3, 2019

The Nebraska Department of Education Assessment office will being putting on Fall Assessment workshops. These workshop are intended to provide Districts with valuable information on the 2019-2020 NSCAS Assessment System in Nebraska. Topics will include information on Spring NSCAS Summative Assessments, NWEA Professional Development, and also look at the future of NSCAS.  Below you will find a link to register...Read More ›

NSCAS Regional Workshop - October 9-16

NSCAS Summative Assessments

  • Measures student performance against NE content area standards.
  •  ELA and Math assessments in grades 3 through 8 – computer-adaptive assessment.
  • Science assessment grades 5 & 8.

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NWEA Nebraska Portal

NWEA Contacts

NSCAS Alternate Assessment

Alternate assessment tests have been designed for students with severe cognitive disabilities or multi-handicapping conditions, generally less than 1% of the overall student population.

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DRC Insight

DRC Contacts

All students, including special education students and English Language Learners who are in their third-year cohort of high school must participate in the ACT.

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ACT Nebraska Portal

ACT Contacts

Year 1: Students are included in participation calculations, but are excluded from the ELA and Math accountability.
Year 2: Results are used in growth measures.
Year 3: Students are included in all accountability calculations.

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ELL Page

ELPA21 Contact

 NSCAS Interim Assessment Supports

Assessments administered at different intervals between instruction to help educators better understand student learning needs and determine growth toward learning goals.

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MAP Growth
NWEA Contacts

NSCAS Formative Assessment Supports

Checks for student understanding during instruction. Given as needed, daily in the classroom throughout the year to help teachers address student learning needs in-the-moment.

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TestWiz Contacts

NSCAS Resources

NSCAS Overview

Professional Learning

Technical Reports

Test Development
Opportunities & Applications

AQUESTT Accountability 

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Updated October 17, 2019 10:05am