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 ManualUpdated 1.8.21
–  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)


2021 NSCAS Summative Test Administration OrientationPosted 12.11.2020


Emergency Medical Waiver Form for NSCAS, ACT, ELPA 21Updated 2.8.21 – Please fax to our office 402.742.2319


Suggestions for Smooth Testing Process


Covid Waiver Guidance – Updated 2.26.21

Covid Waiver FAQ – Posted 2.26.21
Please contact Jeremy Heneger with questions

Statewide Assessment & Accountability Update 2020-2021

Statewide Assessment & Accountability Update PowerPointPosted 3.22.21

Statewide Assessment & Accountability Update Presentation Posted 3.22.21
Video Time: 26:06


NSCAS General Summative Schedule Guidance


Administrators’ Day 2020 – 7.29.20


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

2018 NSCAS Reporting Key Messages – Posted 12.20.18


NSCAS District Tip Sheet – Updated 1.29.19

NSCAS Summative Tip Sheet – Updated 3.26.21

NSCAS Map Growth Tip Sheet – Updated 12.19.18


NSCAS PowerPoint – For Educators – Updated 1.29.19

NSCAS PowerPoint – For Parents – Updated 1.29.19


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)

NSCAS ISR 2019 Parent Letter Updated 10.24.19

NSCAS ISR 2019 Parent Letter – Spanish – Posted 10.30.19


NSCAS Professional Learning 2018-19Posted 1.31.19

2021 NSCAS General Summative Overview – For Educators – Updated 3.26.21

2021 NSCAS General Summative Overview – For Parents – Updated 3.26.21


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, 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 April 6, 2021 2:48pm