NSCAS Test Development & Applications

NDE Statewide Assessment is always seeking highly qualified educators to participate in assessment development and review opportunities.  Stipends are available when educators are NOT working under district contract.

General Assessment


  • May 31-June 1, 2023 Passage Content and Bias Review Meeting (Virtually from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time)
  • July 10-14, 2023 Item Writing (The Cornhusker Hotel with lunch provided)
  • July 24-28, 2023 Alignment Study (Virtually in the evenings)
  • July 25-27 Standard Setting ((The Cornhusker Hotel with lunch provided))
  • September 25-29, 2023 Item Content and Bias Review Meeting (Virtually in the evenings)

Please fill in the ELA Application!


  • July 11-13, 2023 Item Writing (In Lincoln)
  • July 25-27, 2023 Standard Setting (In Lincoln)
  • September 25-29, 2023 Item Content and Bias Review Meeting (Virtual)
  • July 2024 Alignment Study and Standard Setting (Virtual or In Person)

Please fill in the Math Application!


  • June 12-16, 2023 Task Writing Workshop (In Kearney)
  • July 10-14,Task Writing Workshop (In Lincoln)
  • July 27, 2023 Standard Setting Validation (In Lincoln)
  • September 12-14, 2023 Content and Bias Review Meeting (Virtual evening meeting)
  • November 14-16, Content and Bias Review Workshop 2 (virtual evening meeting)

Please fill in the Science Application!

Alternate Assessment

June 5-9 Item Writing Workshop – Item writing is for ELA, Math and Science. Review the Math Instructional Supports

July 17-21 – ELA Standard Setting/Science Validation

Contact sharon.heater@nebraska.gov or mary.lenser@nebraska.gov

Thank you for your continuous and dedicated work with NDE Statewide Assessment

                                                                                               – From the Statewide Assessment Team

Updated February 28, 2023 10:38am