NSCAS ACT

The Nebraska State Statute 79-760 was updated by passage of LB 930 in spring 2016 to require that state accountability testing at the high school level be completed through the administration of a college entrance exam. ACT was selected as the exam to be administered beginning spring 2017 to all public school third-year cohort students, except those identified as needing alternate assessment.

Students will participate in ACT Reading, English, Math, Science and Writing each spring. Although ACT writing is optional for Saturday administrations, the ACT writing test is required for state testing for all students.

All students, including special education students and English Learners who are in their third-year cohort of high school must participate in the ACT.  An alternate exam is available for students who qualify as having significant cognitive disabilities.  Please click on the link for the alternate assessment page.

NSCAS Alternate Summative Assessment

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2020 ACT TEST WINDOWS

Paper Test Date 
March 24, 2020


Online Test Dates 
March 24-26, 2020 & March 31- April 2, 2020
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)


Accommodation Test Dates (Paper)
March 24-27, 2020 & March 30 – April 3, 2020


Accommodation Test Dates (Online)
March 24-26, 2020 & March 31- April 2, 2020
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)


Paper Test Date 
April 7, 2020


Online Test Dates 
April 7-9, 2020 & April 14-16, 2020
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)


Accommodation Test Dates (Paper)
April 7-10, 2020 & April 13-17, 2020


Accommodation Test Dates (Online)
April 7-9, 2020 & April 14-16, 2020
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)


Paper Test Date 
April 21, 2020


Online Test Dates 
April 21-23, 2020 & April 28-30, 2020
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)


Accommodation Test Dates (Paper)
April 21-24, 2020 & April 27 – May 1, 2020


Accommodation Test Dates (Online)
April 21-23, 2020 & April 28-30, 2020
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)


NEW for 2018-2019

For the 2018-2019 school year NDE has offered to provide PreACT or ACT Online Prep(AOP) to each district.  Districts were surveyed and chose an option for their district this summer.

  • Districts who have chosen AOP, each third year cohort student will have the AOP available for 365 days from the initial log in.
  • Districts who have chosen PreACT could test 10th graders in the fall or spring window, and 11th graders in the fall only.

       2019-2020 PreACT Fall Test Window (10th & 11 grade)

        Dates Available Soon


       2019-2020 PreACT Spring Test Window (10th grade only)

       Dates Available Soon

 

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Contacts

For general assessment questions , contact Statewide Assessment.
nde.stateassessment@nebraska.gov


For information and questions on NSCAS ACT, contact Iris Owens, ACT Coordinator.
Phone: 402.471.4316
E-mail: iris.a.owens@act.org

Updated May 15, 2019 11:42am