NSCAS English Language Arts (ELA)
NSCAS English Language Arts for general assessment is administered to students in grades 3-8. If a student is taking the English Language Arts Alternate Assessment you will want to go to NSCAS Alternate Summative Assessment Page.
2022 TEST DATES
NSCAS Growth Winter Pilot Window
Dec 1 – Jan 21, 2022
NSCAS Summative Window
Mar 21, 2022 – Apr 29, 2022
Make-up Testing Only
May 2, 2022 – May 6, 2022
NSCAS ELA Table of Specifications:
The table of specifications indicates the range of assessment items included for each standards indicator. An adaptive test is constrained to make sure each student receives items within the identified ranges.
TOS Updated 2.15.19
Please note: The information below was developed for the NeSA assessment, but is still applicable for NSCAS.
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.