NSCAS Mathematics

NSCAS Mathematics for General assessment is administered to students in grades 3-8.  If a student is taking the Mathematics Alternate Assessment you will want to go to NSCAS Alternate Summative Assessment Page.

For information on interim or formative assessment supports, please click on the links below.

NSCAS Math Achievement Level Descriptors:

Updated 12.3.18

NSCAS-Math Reference Sheets (For Use with NSCAS-Math Practice Test and Operational Test):

Updated for 2018 NSCAS Math

NSCAS Math Table of Specifications

The table of specifications indicates the range in the number 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 10.26.2022


2018 Math Table of Specifications

NSCAS Math Sample Test (Item Type Sampler)

For Grade 3-8 sample tests (called Item Type Samplers), visit the NWEA Nebraska Portal.

Please Note: The information below was developed for the NeSA assessment, but is still applicable for NSCAS

NSCAS Math Documents


For general assessment questions , contact Statewide Assessment.


For more information about NSCAS Mathematics, contact Marissa Payzant, Director of Content Standards.

Updated November 7, 2022 2:25pm