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.
2021 TEST DATES
Test Administration Window
March 22, 2021 – April 30, 2021
Make-up Testing Only
May 3, 2021 – May 7, 2021
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.