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 2019-2020

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 2019-2020 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 

The Nebraska Department of Education Assessment office will being putting on Fall Assessment workshops. These workshop are intended to provide Districts with valuable information on the 2019-2020 NSCAS Assessment System in Nebraska. Topics will include information on Spring NSCAS Summative Assessments, NWEA Professional Development, and also look at the future of NSCAS.  Below you will find a link to register your attendance at a workshop in your area. Also fill free to forward the link to anyone that also may need to attend from your district.   All workshop will run from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. between October 9 – 16, 2019.

NSCAS Fall 2019 Workshops

Registration closed but please join us if you are able to.  Locations listed below.


Workshop PowerPoint – Print or download


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Scottsbluff – ESU 13


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Kearney – Kearney Archway Museum


Friday, October 11, 2019

Norfolk – The Life Long Learning Center


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Lincoln – The Cornhusker Hotel


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Omaha – The Ramada Inn convention Center


NSCAS Documents

NSCAS General Summative Schedule Guidance – 11.20.18


Administrators’ Days 2019 – 7.31.19


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SAA Update 21 – Coming Soon


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

Updated October 17, 2019 9:42am