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, High School*

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 ManualUpdated 11.5.21
–  Accessibility Tools 1-3 short formUpdated 11.5.21

*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)


2022-2023 NSCAS Summative Test WindowsPosted 4.28.22


2021-2022 NSCAS Not Tested Codes Guidelines – Posted 1.13.2022


2021-22 NSCAS Summative Test Window – Posted 1.4.2022


2021-2022 NSCAS Summative Test Administration Orientation (PowerPoint) – Posted 11.3.2021


Emergency Medical Waiver Form for NSCAS, ACT, ELPA 21Updated 1.24.22 – Please fax to our office 402.742.2319


Suggestions for Smooth Testing Process


Covid Waiver Guidance – Updated 3.1.22

COVID Waiver Form – Updated 3.1.22


Please contact Jeremy Heneger with questions

NSCAS Security Procedures

NSCAS Summative Assessment Security Manual – Updated 11.4.21

NSCAS Security ProceduresUpdated 11.4.21

 

NSCAS Observation ChecklistUpdated 3.12.2021


Security Incident

Report of Security Incident FormUpdated 11.4.21

 


Confidentiality Agreements

Sample District Security Policy

Building Principal Security AgreementUpdated 9.23.2021

DAC Confidentiality Agreement Updated 9.23.2021

 

Test Development Confidentiality Agreement


General NSCAS Information

NSCAS InfographicUpdated 3.26.21

NSCAS One Page Info Sheet– Updated 2.5.21

2020-2021 NSCAS FAQs – Updated 3.26.21

 

NSCAS 2020-2021 Key MessagesUpdated 3.18.21

 


Teacher & Parent Communication

ISR Parent Letter 2021-2022 (pdf)

ISR Parent Letter 2021 (doc)

ISR Parent Letter 2021-2022 Spanish (pdf)

ISR Parent Letter 2021 NDE Spanish (doc)

 

2021 NSCAS General Summative Overview – For Educators – Updated 3.26.21

2021 NSCAS General Summative Overview – For Parents – Updated 3.26.21

 


ACT

NSCAS ACT ISR 2021 Additional Guidance – Posted 3.2.21

 

NSCAS ACT Family LetterPosted 3.1.21 (Give to students after testing)

NSCAS ACT Family LetterSpanish – Posted 3.5.21 (Give to students after testing)


Professional Learning

NSCAS Professional Learning Overview 2020-2021 – Posted 4.27.21

NSCAS Professional Learning Descriptions 2020-2021Posted 4.27.21

 


NSCAS Legislative Policy Brief


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SAA Update 22 – Posted 2.22.21


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


ACTIVE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RELEASED DECEMBER 4, 2020

NDE.CEX.2020 RFP

Release Date: December 4, 2020

Due Date: January 15, 2021 at 2:30pm

NDE.CEX.2020 – PDF

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
Cost Proposal of the NWEA proposal dated February 1, 2017
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 May 2, 2022 12:38pm