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

March 18, 2019 – May 3, 2019


Make-up Testing Only

April 29, 2019 – May 3, 2019

eDIRECT: This site is password protected and is used to manage students and printed materials.

Upcoming Events


No Dates

NSCAS Alternate Documents

Table of Specifications

Grade


Grade 3


Grade 4


Grade 5


Grade 6


Grade 7


Grade 8


Grade 11


NSCAS-AA Science


N/A


N/A


Grade 5


N/A


N/A


Grade 8


Grade 11


NSCAS Achievement Level Descriptors

Grade


Grade 3


Grade 4


Grade 5


Grade 6


Grade 7


Grade 8


Grade 11


NSCAS-AA-Math


NSCAS-AA Science


N/A


N/A


Grade 5


N/A


N/A


Grade 8


Grade 11


Webb’s Depth of Knowledge:

NSCAS-AAR

NSCAS-AAM

NSCAS-AAS

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

Grade 3-5


Grade 6-8


Grade 11

Questions within the NeSA-ELA Alternate Assessment Samplers can be used as practice tests in order to familiarize student to testing procedures.

N/A

NSCAS Alternate Training

NSCAS Alternate Protor Training PowerPoint 2019 – Coming Soon


2019 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Administration Manuals


2019 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Student Booklets


Access to NSCAS online Tools Training via 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: Google Chrome is the only supported browser for the public version of the DRC INSIGHT Test engine.


2018 Reports Interpretation Guide (PDF)


Audio Recording
Note: Please copy the link below into Google Chrome if you are having trouble accessing the audio.

https://datarecognitioncorpaudio.webex.com/datarecognitioncorpaudio/lsr.php?RCID=89c64627f2a7464a90b302e7bf19e34d


NSCAS Alternate Technology

Contacts


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


For more information about Special Education, contact Sharon Heater, Education Specialist for the Office of Special Education.
sharon.heater@nebraska.gov