NSCAS Test Development Summer 2019
NSCAS test development opportunities are available for the summer 2019. We encourage all educators to apply for the posted opportunities. It is important to NDE to get broad representation from districts, and it is a great learning experience for educators! NDE would also like to encourage educators with various backgrounds to apply. The whole process is best when diverse voices...Read More ›
Spring 2020 Summative Assessment Test Dates
Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS)
The Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS), pronounced “en-skass,” is a new statewide assessment system that embodies Nebraska’s holistic view of students and helps them prepare for success in postsecondary education, career, and civic life. It uses multiple measures throughout the year to provide educators and decision makers at all levels with the insights they need to support student learning.
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.
NWEA Nebraska Portal
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opportunities & Applications
May 15, 2019 4:17pm