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.

NWEA NE Portal


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.



Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year ACT has administered the high school third year cohort assessment.

ACT NE Portal

Updated November 4, 2020 5:40pm