Approved Assessments

Pursuant to the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act (Nebraska Revised Statute 79-2601 to 79-2607) by March 1st of each year, the Nebraska Department of Education makes public the list of reading assessments that have been approved for the following academic school year.

Please note that assessment threshold scores may vary from year to  year.  An asterisk (*)  indicates the threshold levels have changed for that assessment.

If you have questions regarding specific changes to scores, you may contact the vendor directly.

Districts or schools may find themselves in a situation where they need to consider administering an assessment remotely.  Some of the approved assessments have the capability of being administered remotely. It is highly suggested that, if a district or school chooses to administer an assessment remotely, they follow the guidance provided by the vendor.  Below, next to vendors who provide a remote testing option, you will find links to access vendor guidance for administering assessments remotely.

Launch Nebraska also provides additional assessment considerations that are intended to support you in making informed, well-reasoned decisions around remote assessment.

Amplify Education, Inc.

Center on Teaching and Learning, University of Oregon

K, 1, 2, 3

K, 1, 2, 3

Curriculum Associates, Inc.

Dynamic Measurement Group (DMG)

FastBridge Learning

K, 1, 2, 3

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (HMH)

Literably, Inc.

NCS Pearson, Inc.

NWEA

K, 1, 2, 3

Renaissance Learning, Inc.

Riverside Insights

Amplify Education, Inc.

Center on Teaching and Learning, University of Oregon

K, 1, 2, 3

K, 1, 2, 3

Curriculum Associates, Inc.

Dynamic Measurement Group (DMG)

FastBridge Learning

K, 1, 2, 3

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (HMH)

Literably, Inc.

NCS Pearson, Inc.

K, 1, 2, 3

NWEA

K, 1, 2, 3

Renaissance Learning, Inc.

Riverside Insights

Updated July 31, 2020 3:16pm