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.
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 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.
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
NSCAS Growth Vignettes Q&A
June NSCAS Growth Update, June 30, 2021
- June NSCAS Growth Update PowerPoint
- June NSCAS Growth Update Recording – YouTube Video, Time: 1:24:25
April NSCAS Growth Update, April 29, 2021
- April NSCAS Growth Update PowerPoint
- April NSCAS Growth Update Recording – YouTube Video, Time: 46:51
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