NeSA Mathematics

2017 NeSA Requirements

2017 NeSA-Mathematics Calculator Policy

 

NeSA-M Paper/Pencil Practice Tests:

New 2013-2014 Practice Tests

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8

Previous English Practice Tests

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8

Previous Spanish Practice Tests

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8

 

NeSA-M Reference Sheets (for use with NeSA-Math Practice Tests and Operational Tests):

Updated for 2017 NeSA Math

ENGLISH VERSION:
Grade 4Grade 6
Grade 5Grade 7

 

SPANISH VERSION:
Grade 4Grade 6
Grade 5Grade 7

NeSA-M Table of Specifications:

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5 Grade 8
Grade 11

NeSA-M Performance Level Descriptors:

NeSA-M Performance Level Descriptors

Webb’s Depth of Knowledge:

NeSA Mathematics

NeSA Mathematics Studies:

2015 Correlation of NeSA-Math with National Assessment Instruments

2014 Correlation of NeSA-Math with National Assessment Instruments

2013 Correlation of NeSA-Math with National Assessment Instruments

2012 Correlation of NeSA-Math with National Assessment Instruments

2011 NeSA Comparability Study Results – Reading and Mathematics (Jan 2012)

2011 Correlation of NeSA-Math with National Assessment Instruments

2010 Nebraska Mathematics Alignment Study

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NSCAS English Language Arts (ELA)

NeSA ELA Released Passages

NeSA-ELA Released Passages

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8
Grade 11

Answer Key included at the end of each released passage.

NeSA ELA Samplers

NeSA-ELA Samplers

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8
Grade 11

NeSA-ELA Alternate Assessment Samplers

Grade 3-5Grade 6-8
Grade 11

NeSA Independent Writing Items

Grade 3-8 NeSA-ELA operational tests for 2017 include independent writing items. The following documents contain all released examples of the independent writing items by standard indicator. Independent writing items could be single-point multiple choice items or two-point technology-enhanced items. Additional information about tested indicators can be found in the Table of Specifications.

Independent Writing Item Examples

 

NeSA ELA Practice Tests

2015-2016 NeSA-RMS Online Test Administration Manual and ELA Practice Tests

NeSA-ELA Practice Tests

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8
Grade 11

NeSA English Language Arts Table of Specifications for 2017 NeSA-ELA

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8

NeSA English Language Arts Alternate Table of Specifications for 2017 NeSA-ELA Alternate

Grade 3Grade 6
Grade 4Grade 7
Grade 5Grade 8

ELA Transition Presentations/Power Points

College & Career Ready Writing Presentation from AQuESTT Conference (includes NeSA-TDA and ACT Writing) April 2017

WebEx recording for Contrasting Groups Training

Transition from NeSA-Reading to NeSA-English Language Arts College and Career Ready Assessment (Power Point and Recording)

2016 Transition to College and Career Ready Assessment (Power Point)

SOSR Release and NeSA-ELA Assessment Update September 2015

Prompt Writing Workshop September 2015

2015 Administrator Days (PowerPoint)

NeSA Assessment & Accountability Advisory Meeting April 2015 (PowerPoint)

NeSA Transition Sample Items (PowerPoint)

NeSA-English Language Arts Transition

ELA Transition October Workshop Presentation (Power Point)

ELA Transition Test Details (Power Point)

Standards Crosswalk

NeSA ELA Standards Crosswalk

NeSA AA ELA Standards Crosswalk

*Standards included in the crosswalks reflect the indicators that will most likely be tested on the NeSA ELA assessments beginning in 2017.

 

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Technical Reports

ACT Technical Reports :

ACT_Technical_Manual

ACT-Technical-Manual-Supplement

 

 NeSA Technical Reports :

Final NeSA 2017 Appendices

Final NeSA 2017 Technical Report

2016 NeSA RMS ALT Technical Report (No Appendices)

2016 NeSA RMS ALT Technical Report (Appendices)

2016 NeSA RMS Technical Report (No Appendices)

2016 NeSA RMS Technical Report (Appendices)

2015 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)

2015 NeSA Technical Report (No appendices)

2014 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)

2014 NeSA Technical Report (no appendices)

2013 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)

2013 NeSA Technical Report (no appendices)

2012 NeSA Technical Report (Complete with Appendices)

2011 NeSA Technical Report (Complete with Appendices)

2011 NeSA-Mathematics Standard Setting Technical Report

2010 NeSA Grades 3-8 and 11 Reading Operational and Mathematics Field Test Technical Report

NeSA-AA Technical Reports:

Final NeSA-AA 2017 Appendices

Final NeSA-AA 2017 Technical Report

2015 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (Appendices)

2015 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (No Appendices)

2014 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (Appendices)

2014 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (No Appendices)

2011 Standard Setting Report for the Nebraska State Accountability Alternate Assessments of Mathematics (NeSA-AAM) and Reading (NeSA-AAR) (Alpine Testing Solutions)

NeSA Technical Reports Reading:

2015 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)

2015 NeSA Technical Report (No Appendices)

2014 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)

2014 NeSA Technical Report (no appendices)

2013 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)

2013 NeSA Technical Report (no appendices)

2012 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)

NeSA Science Technical Reports:

2015 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)

2015 NeSA Technical Report (No Appendices)

2014 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)

2014 NeSA Technical Report (no appendices)

2013 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)

2013 NeSA Technical Report (no appendices, 270 pages)

2012 NeSA Technical Report (Complete with Appendices)

2012 NeSA Science Standard Setting Technical Report

2011 NeSA Technical Report (Complete with Appendices)

NeSA-AAS Technical Reports:

2015 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (Appendices)

2015 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (No Appendices)

2014 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (Appendices)

2014 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (No Appendices)

NeSA Technical Reports Writing:

2016 NeSA Writing Technical Report (Complete)

2015 NeSA Writing Technical Report

2013 NeSA Writing Technical Report

2012 NeSA Writing Technical Report: Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) Spring 2012 Writing Test, Grades 4, 8, and 11 (Data Recognition Corporation)

2011 NeSA Writing Technical Report: Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) Spring 2011 Writing Test, Grades 4, 8 and 11 (Data Recognition Corporation)

NeSA-AA Technical Reports

2015 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (Appendices)

2015 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (No Appendices)

2014 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (Appendices)

2014 NeSA Alternate Technical Report (No Appendices)

 

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Alternate Assessment

Alternate Standards Documents

Alternate Assessment Information

NeSA Math and Science Alternate Assessment Practice Tests:

 
 NeSA-AAMNeSA-AAS
Grade 3 
Grade 4 
Grade 5
Grade 6 
Grade 7 
Grade 8
Grade 11

 

NeSA-ELA Alternate Assessment Practice Tests:

NeSA-ELA Alternate Assessment Samplers

 

*Questions within the NeSA-ELA Alternate Assessment Samplers can be used as practice tests in order to familiarize student to testing procedures.

Tables of Specification:

 
 NeSA-AAELANeSA-AAMNeSA-AAS
Grade 3 
Grade 4 
Grade 5
Grade 6 
Grade 7 
Grade 8
Grade 11

 

Performance Level Descriptors:

 
 
NeSA-AARNeSA-AAMNeSA-AAS

 

Webb’s Depth of Knowledge:

NeSA AA Studies:

2012 Standard Setting Results for the Nebraska State Accountability Alternate Assessment of Science (Prepared by Alpine Testing Solutions)

2011 Standard Setting Report for the Nebraska State Accountability Alternate Assessments of Mathematics (NeSA-AAM) and Reading (NeSA-AAR) (Alpine Testing Solutions)

2010 Standard Setting Report for the Nebraska State Accountability Alternate Assessment of Reading (NeSA-AAR) (Alpine Testing Solutions)

2010 NeSA-AAR Alternate Alignment Analysis of Reading Extended Indicators and Operational Alternate Reading Assessment Report (Norman L. Webb)

 

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NeSA Technology

Testing Engine System Requirements

2016-2017 DRC INSIGHT System Requirements

DRC INSIGHT 2016-2017 Technology User Guide

Volume I: Introduction to Online Testing

Volume II: Testing Site Manager (TSM)

Volume III: Configuring Devices for Testing

Volume IV: DRC INSIGHT

Volume V: Troubleshooting

Access NeSA Online Tools Training with Google Chrome

Publicly accessible versions of the DRC INSIGHT test engine and the NeSA Online Tools Training are available. Please copy the link below into Google Chrome to access these practice opportunities. Note that Google Chrome is the only supported browser for the public version of the DRC INSIGHT Test engine.

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/NE/portals/ne

2014 Technology Trial

Tech Trial Qualitative Survey Findings

INSIGHT iPad & Chrome User Guide

Chromebook INSIGHT Nebraska Technology Trial Q & A

Web-Based Testing Engine Requirements (iPads & Chromebooks)

NeSA iPad Chromebook Survey

 

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NeSA Science

NeSA-S Practice Tests:

Spanish Practice Tests

NeSA-S Tables of Specification:

Please read this explanation as to why the TOS for NeSA-S are different.

NeSA-S Performance Level Descriptors:

NeSA Science Performance Level Descriptors

Please note: The Nebraska Science Performance Level Descriptors describe three levels of mastery for specific science standards. More information about the sequence of the learning and further clarification of what students should know and be able to do can be found in the following three documents: Nebraska Science Standards – Articulated Format; Sample K-12 Science Curriculum – Articulated Format; and the Inquiry Scoring Rubric. Each of these documents may be accessed on the NDE science page.

Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Information:

NeSA-Science

NeSA-AAS Studies:

Standard Setting Results for the Nebraska State Accountability Alternate Assessment of Science (Prepared by Alpine Testing Solutions)

NeSA Science 2017-08-18T21:33:47+00:00

Text Dependent Analysis (TDA)

TDA Updates

 

Example TDA Prompts

TDA Prompt Guidelines

TDA Presentations/Power Points

TDA Fall 2016 Workshops (Power Point)

Text-Dependent Analysis (TDA)

Text-Dependent Analysis (TDA) Rubric (PDF)

TDA Writer’s Checklist (English)

TDA Writer’s Checklist (Spanish)

 

Grade and Passage Name

Student Samples

Scoring Guide

Grade 3—Elephant Talk

Grade 3—Safe Slumber

Grade 4—One Lucky Fish

Grade 4—Living Off the Earth

Grade 5—Walking on the Moon & Moon Landing

Grade 5—Margaret Knight

Grade 6—Monarch Migration

Grade 6—A Highway of Water

Grade 7—Labels for Life

Grade 8—There’s Still Gold in Those Hills & Letter From a Gold Miner

Grade 8—Atoms of Sound

Grade 11–Eclipse

Not Available

 

 

Acrobat Reader is required to view and/or print these PDF documents.

Assessment Home Page

Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) 2017-08-18T17:04:18+00:00

NSCAS Admin. & Security

NeSA Information and Responsibilities

NeSA Information and Responsibilities chart

Standards, Assessment and Accountability Updates

SAA Update 19 (Spring 2017)

SAA Update 18 (Fall 2016)

SAA Update 17 (Spring 2016)

SAA Update 16 (Fall 2015)

SAA Update 15 (March 2015)

SAA Update 14 (Fall 2014)

NeSA Practice Tests & OTTs

Tutorials for NeSA- Reading, Math Science, and Writing are short videos meant to introduce students to the INSIGHT software. Available in English and Spanish, they are accessible

Tutorials are provided for every grade tested in each subject; each tutorial is approximately  eleven minutes.

Text to Speech Audio Instructions

Access NeSA Online Tools Training with Google Chrome

Publicly accessible versions of the DRC INSIGHT test engine and the NeSA Online Tools Training are available. Please copy the link below into Google Chrome to access these practice opportunities. Note that Google Chrome is the only supported browser for the public version of the DRC INSIGHT Test engine.

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/NE/portals/ne

NeSA Administration

New DAC Checklist

NeSA Scoring Rules

Sources for NeSA Data

NeSA Security Materials

2017 NeSA Test Administration Orientation

NE State Accountabiltiy Security Manual January 2017

NeSA Testing Materials and Procedures (Summary)

2016-2017 NeSA Document Security

Suggestions for Smooth Testing Process

Security Procedures

Sample District Security Policy

DAC Confidentiality Agreement

Building Principal Security Agreement

Test Development Confidentiality Agreement

2016 NeSA Observation Checklist Questions

2016 NeSA AA Observation Checklist Questions

NeSA Video Tutorials

Tutorials for NeSA- Reading, Math Science, and Writing are short videos meant to introduce students to the INSIGHT software. Available in English and Spanish, they are accessible

Tutorials are provided for every grade tested in each subject; each tutorial is approximately  eleven minutes.

 

2014 Administrator Days Materials

New with NeSA & NePAS Presentation

New with NeSA & NePAS Presentation PDF

New with NeSA & NePAS documents

NeSA – NePAS 101 Presentation

NeSA – NePAS 101 Presentation PDF

NeSA – NePAS 101 documents

 

 

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