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NSCAS Resources

NSCAS Infographic

NSCAS One Page Info Sheet

NSCAS District Tip Sheet

NSCAS Map Growth Tip Sheet

NSCAS Summative Tip Sheet

NSCAS PowerPoint – For Educators

NSCAS PowerPoint – For Parents

NSCAS Legislative Policy Brief

Important Assessment Dates

NSCAS System

The Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS), pronounced “en-skass,” is a new statewide assessment system that embodies Nebraska’s holistic view of students and helps them prepare for success in postsecondary education, career, and civic life. It uses multiple measures throughout the year to provide educators and decision makers at all levels with the insights they need to support student learning.

NSCAS Summative Assessment Administrations for
2017-2018

Year SubjectGrade Level
2017-2018         NSCAS- General Summative Assessments3-8   
 NSCAS-English Language Arts
 NSCAS-Mathematics
 NSCAS- Science 5 and 8
 NSCAS- Alternate Summative Assessments   3-8 & High School*
 NSCAS-AA- English Language Arts
 NSCAS-AA- Mathematics
 NSCAS-AA- Science 5,8, & High School*
ACT High School*High School*
 ELPA21 K-12 English Learners K-12 English Learners

*Note: In 2017-2018 school year students who are in their third year of cohort at the high school level will participate in the college entrance exam-the ACT, or in the NSCAS- Alternate Assessments 

Standards, Assessment, and Accountability (SAA) Winter 2018 

NSCAS Resources

 

Upcoming NSCAS Alternate Summative Dates

Upcoming NSCAS General Summative Dates

Upcoming ACT Dates

Request for Proposal

Attachment ARFP NDE.GA.ASMT.2016, 86 pages

Attachment B consists of the following portions of the DRC bid proposal

The signed RFP bidder form (first page of the RFP), 1 page 
Completed Bidder Contract Sheet (page 75 of the RFP), 1 page
Initialed Part III Terms and Conditions (pages 10 through 28 of the RFP), 18 pages
Section 4 (Technical Approach) of the DRC technical proposal dated February 1, 2017, 286 pages
Memo for NeSA ELA Peer Review Support, dated April 28, 2017, 2 pages
Memo for Development of Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptors, dated August 8, 2017, 6 pages
Memo for Development of Science Indicators, dated September 21, 2017, 2 pages

Attachment C Statement of Work-Nebraska Alternate Assessment

NeSA Writing

Score Verification

2016 NeSA-W Verification Form

2016 NeSA-W Transcription Submission Form

Sample of Score Verification

 
 

NeSA W Reports

NeSA-W Reports WebEx Training Presentation

2015-16 NeSA-W Reports Interpretive Guide

2014-15 NeSA W Reports Training Invitation

2014-15 NeSA W Reports Interpretive Guide

2014-15 NeSA W Reports Training Presentation PowerPoint

2014-15 NeSA W Reports Training Presentation PDF

2015-2016 NeSA W Test Administration

2016-2016 NeSA-W Reports Recording

NeSA-W Test Administration Training Recording

2015-2016 NeSA-W Paper-Pencil and Online Test Administration Training (Power Point)

2015-2016 NeSA-W Online Test Administration Manual

2015-2016 NeSA-W Paper-Pencil Manual

2015-2016 NeSA W Practice Test & Field Test

NeSA W Practice Test Administration Training Recording (45 min 28 sec, plays best in Chrome)

NeSA-W Field Test Administration Recording (26 min, 32 sec, plays best in Chrome)

 

2013 NeSA-Writing Rubric/Scoring Training

2013 NeSA-Writing Rubric/Scoring Training– PowerPoint

NeSA-W Rubric/Scoring Training- Practice Papers Grade 4

NeSA-W Rubric/Scoring Training- Practice Papers Grade 8

NeSA-W Rubric/Scoring Training- Practice Papers Grade 11

 

NeSA Writing Conversion Tables

NeSA-W Cut Scores for Grades 4, 8 and 11

NeSA-W Conversion Tables – Grade 4

NeSA-W Conversion Tables – Grade 8

NeSA-W Conversion Tables – Grade 11

Useful NeSA Writing Testing Tools:

Grade 4Grade 8Grade 11
   
Grade 4 Analytic RubricGrade 8 Analytic RubricGrade 11 Analytic Rubric
   
NeSA-W PLD Grade 4NeSA-W PLD Grade 8NeSA-W PLD Grade 11
   
Characteristics of the Mode – NarrativeCharacteristics of the Mode – DescriptiveCharacteristics of the Mode – Persausive
   
NeSA-W Conversion Tables – Gr 4NeSA-W Conversion Tables – Gr 8NeSA-W Conversion Tables – Gr 11
 Combined Grades 8 and 11 Conversion Table 
   
Writing Raw Score Calculator – .xlsx versionWriting Raw Score Calculator – .xlsx versionWriting Raw Score Calculator – .xls version
   
Rubric Self-Assessment Tool Grade 4Rubric Self-Assessment Tool Grade 8Rubric Self-Assessment Tool Grade 11
   
Rubric Self-Assessment Tool Grade 4 (Spanish)Rubric Self-Assessment Tool Grade 8 (Spanish)Rubric Self-Assessment Tool Grade 11 (Spanish)
   
2016 NeSA Writing Grade 4 Scoring Sample2016 NeSA Writing Grade 8 Scoring Sample2016 NeSA Writing Grade 11 Scoring Sample
   
2015 NeSA Writing Grade 4 Scoring Sample2015 NeSA Writing Grade 8 Scoring Sample2015 NeSA Writing Grade 11 Scoring Sample
   
2014 NeSA Writing Grade 4 Scoring Sample2014 NeSA Writing Grade 8 Scoring Sample2014 NeSA Writing Grade 11 Scoring Sample
   
2013 NeSA Writing Grade 4 Scoring Sample2013 NeSA Writing Grade 8 Scoring Sample2013 NeSA Writing Grade 11 Scoring Sample
   
2012 NeSA Writing Grade 4 Scoring Sample2012 NeSA Writing Grade 8 Scoring Sample2012 NeSA Writing Grade 11 Scoring Guide and Examples
   
 2011 NeSA Writing Grade 8 Scoring Sample2011 NeSA Writing Grade 11 Scoring Guide and Examples
   
NeSA Writing PowerPoint – Analytic Training for Grade 4 – July 2012
  
NeSA Writing PowerPoint – Analytic Training for Grades 8 and 11 in November 2011
   
Grade 11 Online Pilot Analytic Rubric Training Broadcast
   
Past 4th Grade PromptsPast 8th Grade PromptsPast 11th Grade Prompts

NeSA-Writing Studies:

Conducting an Alignment Study for the  Nebraska Statewide Writing Assessment (March 2009)

 

NeSA-Writing Interpretive Guides:

Nebraska Analytic Scoring Model

2014 NeSA Writing Reports Interpretive Guide

2013 NeSA Writing Reports Interpretive Guide

2012 NeSA Writing Reports Interpretive Guide

 

NeSA Reading

NeSA-R Table of Specifications:

NeSA-R Practice Tests: 

2013 NeSA Reading practice tests

2013 NeSA Spanish practice tests

Previous practice tests

 

NeSA-R Performance Level Descriptors:

NeSA-Reading Performance Level Descriptors

Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Information:

NeSA-Reading

NeSA Reading Studies:

2015 Correlation of NeSA-Reading with National Assessment Instruments

2014 Correlation of NeSA-Reading with National Assessment Instruments

2013 Correlation of NeSA-Reading with National Assessment Instruments

2012 Correlation of NeSA-Reading with National Assessment Instruments

 

2011 Correlation of NeSA-Reading with National Assessment Instruments

2011 NeSA Technical Report (Appendices)


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

2010 Nebraska Reading Alignment Study

2010 NeSA Reading Standard Setting Technical Report

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

2010 NeSA Paper and Pencil versus Computer Administered Assessment Comparability Study for Reading (Computerized Assessments and Learning)

2009 Nebraska Reading Alignment Study

NeSA AAR 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)

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)