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NSCAS English Language Arts (ELA)

NeSA ELA Released Passages

NeSA-ELA Released Passages

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8
Grade 11

Answer Key included at the end of each released passage.

NeSA ELA Samplers

NeSA-ELA Samplers

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8
Grade 11

NeSA-ELA Alternate Assessment Samplers

Grade 3-5Grade 6-8
Grade 11

NeSA Independent Writing Items

Grade 3-8 NeSA-ELA operational tests for 2017 include independent writing items. The following documents contain all released examples of the independent writing items by standard indicator. Independent writing items could be single-point multiple choice items or two-point technology-enhanced items. Additional information about tested indicators can be found in the Table of Specifications.

Independent Writing Item Examples

 

NeSA ELA Practice Tests

2015-2016 NeSA-RMS Online Test Administration Manual and ELA Practice Tests

NeSA-ELA Practice Tests

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8
Grade 11

NeSA English Language Arts Table of Specifications for 2017 NeSA-ELA

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8

NeSA English Language Arts Alternate Table of Specifications for 2017 NeSA-ELA Alternate

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8

ELA Transition Presentations/Power Points

College & Career Ready Writing Presentation from AQuESTT Conference (includes NeSA-TDA and ACT Writing) April 2017

WebEx recording for Contrasting Groups Training

Transition from NeSA-Reading to NeSA-English Language Arts College and Career Ready Assessment (Power Point and Recording)

2016 Transition to College and Career Ready Assessment (Power Point)

SOSR Release and NeSA-ELA Assessment Update September 2015

Prompt Writing Workshop September 2015

2015 Administrator Days (PowerPoint)

NeSA Assessment & Accountability Advisory Meeting April 2015 (PowerPoint)

NeSA Transition Sample Items (PowerPoint)

NeSA-English Language Arts Transition

ELA Transition October Workshop Presentation (Power Point)

ELA Transition Test Details (Power Point)

Standards Crosswalk

NeSA ELA Standards Crosswalk

NeSA AA ELA Standards Crosswalk

*Standards included in the crosswalks reflect the indicators that will most likely be tested on the NeSA ELA assessments beginning in 2017.