NSCAS General Summative Assessment

Measures student performance against NE content area standards, showing how learning compares to expectations.  ELA and Math for grades 3-8 is a computer-adaptive assessment.  Science assessment grades 5 & 8.  General Summative Assessments are administered by Northwest Evaluation Association(NWEA).  ACT General Assessment for high school third year cohorts.  These students are typically juniors.

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 Growth Winter Pilot Window
Dec 1 – Jan 28, 2022

NSCAS Summative Window
Mar 21, 2022 – Apr 29, 2022

Make-up Testing Only

May 2, 2022 – May 6, 2022

General Summative Assessment Quick Links:

English Language Arts page

NSCAS Mathematics page

NSCAS Science Transition

PortalACT Website

PortalNWEA Website

For more information on interim and formative assessment supports, click on the links below.

Interim Assessment
Interim and formative assessmentsSupports

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Updated January 24, 2023 3:25pm