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 ELA Standards & Crosswalk
2021 ELA Standards (Word)
ELA Standards Crosswalk K-12 (Excel)
2021 Range Achievement Level Descriptors (ALD)
This draft document highlights the indicators that NDE intends to assess on the NSCAS Growth assessments.
2021 Range Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) K-12 (Excel)
Achievement Level Explorer – A resource that allows you too:
- access the progression of grade-level performance expectations defined by your state’s standards-based achievement level descriptors,
- analyze student performance by achievement level,
- plan instruction so all students have the opportunity to learn and meet the expectations for their highest levels of achievement, and
- analyze student progress and identify target standards for growth.
ELA Tables of Specifications (TOS)
ELA Quick Links
For information on interim or formative assessment supports:
NSCAS ELA Sample Test (Item Type Sampler)
For Grade 3-8 sample tests (called Item Type Samplers), visit the NWEA Nebraska Portal.
Please note: The released ELA passages and samplers were developed for the NeSA assessment, but are still applicable for NSCAS.
For general assessment questions , contact Statewide Assessment.
For more information about English Language Arts, contact Becky Michael, ELA Education Specialist.