NSCAS Alternate Summative 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.
Students grades 3-8 & 11 qualifying for and alternate assessment will participate in NSCAS Alternate ELA and Math assessments. Science Assessments will only be administered in grades 5, 8 & 11. When determining whether a student is eligible, refer to guidelines provided by NDE.
Alternate Summative Assessments are administered by Data Recognition Corporation(DRC.)
Alternate Summative Assessment Quick Links
Test Administration Window
Make-up Testing Only
NSCAS Alternate Documents
(Includes Alternate Standards Documents)
(Includes Alternate Assessment Information)
Will be available soon.
Alternate Assessment Criteria/Checklist – Required
(Please use flow chart to determine if Alternate Assessment is necessary)
*Standards included in the crosswalks reflect the indicators that will most likely be tested on the NeSA ELA assessments beginning in 2017
Standard Setting Results for the Nebraska State Accountability Alternate Assessment of Science (Prepared by Alpine Testing Solutions)
Table of Specifications
Alternate Assessment Practice Test
Please Note: The practice tests are still applicable for exposing students to the test format.
Questions within the NeSA-ELA Alternate Assessment Samplers can be used as practice tests in order to familiarize students to testing procedures.
Alternate Assessment Samplers
NSCAS Alternate Training
- NSCAS Alternate Proctor Training Powerpoint 2018
- 2018 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Administration Manual
- 2018 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Student Booklet
Access NSCAS Online Tools Training with Google Chrome
Publicly accessible versions of the DRC INSIGHT test engine and the NSCAS Online Tools Training are available. Please copy the link below into Google Chrome to access these practice opportunities. Note that Google Chrome is the only supported browser for the public version of the DRC INSIGHT Test engine. https://wbte.drcedirect.com/NE/portals/ne
- Please copy the link below into Google Chrome to access the audio.
NSCAS Alternate Technology
DRC INSIGHT 2017-2018 Technology User Guide