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.
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.
NSCAS Alternate Training
2019 NSCAS Alternate Administration Training – Posted 2.15.19
Alternate Test Administration Training Recording (51 min 52 secs)
Sorry for the inconvenience, please disregard the first screen that states there is no content to view at the moment. When you start the video the training will begin.
Note: Please copy the link below into Google Chrome if you are having trouble accessing the recording link.
NSCAS Alternate Proctor Training PowePoint – Posted 3.4.19
NSCAS Alternate Proctor Training Recording (25 min 45 secs)- Posted 2.12.19
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2019 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Administration Manuals
- 2019 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Administration Manual Grades 3-5
- 2019 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Administration Manual Grades 6-8
- 2019 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Administration Manual Grade 11
2019 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Student Booklets
- 2019 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Student Booklet Grades 3-5
- 2019 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Student Booklet Grades 6-8
- 2019 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Student Booklet Grade 11
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.