Statewide Assessment Vendor Partners
Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year NDE has partnered with Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) to develop a statewide general summative assessments. The new summative tests replaced NeSA tests that were previously administered by Data Recognition Corporation (DRC). NWEA administers NSCAS General Summative assessments, as well as provides support for interim and formative assessment.
Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year Data Research Corporation(DRC) has administered the NSCAS Alternate summative assessments in grades 3-8, 11 for ELA and Math and 5,8, 11 for Science only.