NSCAS Growth

Nebraska has embarked on a transition to an adaptive through-year assessment model, one which combines the best of MAP Growth and the NSCAS General Summative test, builds on the work Nebraska educators have done statewide to create an assessment system that is instructionally useful, meaningful to students, and connected to classroom practice. NSCAS Growth will be aligned to both the state standards and to the state summative blueprint. Adaptive outside of grade level and measuring growth, it will yield grade level performance data throughout the school year and produce summative proficiency scores at year’s end. The NSCAS Growth will be operational in 2022-2023.

Image showing the progression of NSCAS Growth from planning in 2020 to pilot in 2021 and fully operational in 2022-23

Schedule Guidance for the Winter NSCAS Growth Pilot Assessment (New!!)

The Winter NSCAS Growth Pilot assessment window is December 1 – January 28. These guidelines are intended to support districts and schools in scheduling the administration of the assessment.

2021 NSCAS Growth Resources

NSCAS Growth Fall Workshop 2021-2022

NSCAS Growth Equity

NSCAS Growth Equity is an NSCAS Growth introduction intended for broad audiences.

NSCAS Growth Educator

NSCAS Growth Educator is an NSCAS Growth introduction intended for educator audiences.

NSCAS Innovation – NDE Day 2021 Recording

A high level overview of NSCAS Growth from Administrator Days 2021. Intended for educational leaders and any educator interested in the NSCAS Growth Model.

NSCAS Innovation PowerPoint

Vignettes from Subject Matter Experts

These four NSCAS Growth Vignettes give more detailed information on specific aspects of the NSCAS Growth assessment model


Data & Reports



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NSCAS Growth Vignettes Q&A

June NSCAS Growth Update, June 30, 2021

April NSCAS Growth Update, April 29, 2021

February NSCAS Growth Update, Feb. 10, 2021

NSCAS Regional Workshops, Oct 9-16, 2019

October 2019 Board Presentation

Innovations Presentation:  1:57:40 – 2:29:05

Any NSCAS Growth questions please contact Jeremy Heneger, jeremy.heneger@nebraska.gov.  

Updated October 14, 2021 4:14pm