NSCAS Overview

The Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS), pronounced “en-skass,” is a new statewide assessment system that embodies Nebraska’s holistic view of students and helps them prepare for success in postsecondary education, career, and civic life. It uses multiple measures throughout the year to provide educators and decision makers at all levels with the insights they need to support student learning.

NSCAS Summative Assessment Administration for 2020-2021

NSCAS General Summative Assessments

NSCAS-English Language Arts

  • Grades 3-8

NSCAS-Mathematics

  • Grade 3-8

NSCAS-Science

  • Grades 5 & 8

NSCAS ACT

  • High School*

NSCAS Alternate Summative Assessments

NSCAS-AA-English Language Arts

  • Grades 3-8

NSCAS-AA-Mathematics

  • Grade 3-8, High School*

NSCAS-AA-Science

  • Grades 5 & 8, High School*

ELPA21

  • K-12 English Learners

*Note: In 2020-2021 school year students who are in their third year of cohort at the high school level will participate in the college entrance exam-the ACT, or in the NSCAS- Alternate Assessments 

NSCAS Documents

NSCAS Summative & Alternate Accessibility Manual Updated 10.4.19
–  Accessibility Tools 1-3 short formUpdated 1.13.19

*Accommodations list included


School Age Instruction for Students with Disabilities

(Includes Alternate Standards Documents)


School Age Statewide Assessment Tests for Students with Disabilities

(Includes Alternate Assessment Information)


NSCAS General Summative Schedule Guidance


Administrators’ Day 2019 – 7.31.19


NSCAS Regional Workshop – October 9-16.2019

 

 


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SAA Update 22 – Coming Soon


SAA Update 21 – Updated 2.11.20


SAA Update 20 – January 2018


SAA Update 19 – April 2017


SAA Update 18 – November 2016


SAA Update 17 – April 2016


SAA Update 16 – October 2015


SAA Update 15 – March 2015


SAA Update 14: – September 2014


SAA Update 13 – March 2014


SAA Update 12 – October 2013


SAA Update 11 – March 2013


THERE ARE NO ACTIVE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AT THIS TIME – Updated 7/16/18

2016 RFP

Attachment ARFP NDE.GA.ASMT.2016, 86 pages

Attachment B consists of the following portions of the DRC bid proposal

The signed RFP bidder form (first page of the RFP), 1 page
Completed Bidder Contract Sheet (page 75 of the RFP), 1 page
Initialed Part III Terms and Conditions (pages 10 through 28 of the RFP), 18 pages
Section 4 (Technical Approach) of the DRC technical proposal dated February 1, 2017, 286 pages
Memo for NeSA ELA Peer Review Support, dated April 28, 2017, 2 pages
Memo for Development of Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptors, dated August 8, 2017, 6 pages
Memo for Development of Science Indicators, dated September 21, 2017, 2 pages

Attachment C Statement of Work-Nebraska Alternate Assessment


Attachment D consists of the following portions of the NWEA bid proposal

The signed RFP bidder form (second page of the RFP), 1 page
Completed Bidder Contract Sheet (page 6 of the RFP), 1 page
Proprietary of the the NWEA proposal dated February 1, 2017, 109 pages
Cost Proposal of the NWEA proposal dated February 1, 2017, 29 pages
Technical Proposal of the NWEA proposal dated February 1, 2017,
Section 4 (Technical Approach) of the NWEA technical proposal dated February 1, 2017, 345 pages

Updated July 17, 2020 2:40pm