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

 

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

Updated for 2018 NSCAS Math

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

NSCAS English Language Arts (ELA)

The information below was developed for the NeSA assessment, but is still applicable for NSCAS 2018.

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.

 

Technical Reports

ACT Technical Reports :

         ACT Nebraska Standard Setting

         ACT Nebraska Standard Setting Appendices 

         ACT Standard Setting Post Committee NDE work

ACT_Technical_Manual

ACT-Technical-Manual-Supplement

 

 NeSA Technical Reports :

        NeSA ELA Standard Setting Report 

        NeSA ELA Standard Setting Post-Committee NDE Work 

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:

        NeSA Alternate ELA Standard Setting Technical Report

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)

        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 

 

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)

2012 Standard Setting Results for the Nebraska State Accountability Alternate Assessment of Science 

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)

 

Alternate Assessment

Alternate Standards Documents

Alternate Assessment Information

                 Alternate Assessment Criteria

                 IEP Team Decision Making Flow Chart

NSCAS Online Tools Training (Practice Tests)

  2018 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Administration Manual

 2018 NSCAS Alternate Online Tools Training Student Booklet

Access NSCAS 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

NSCAS Technology

2017-2018 DRC INSIGHT System Requirements

DRC INSIGHT 2017-2018 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

INSIGHT Technology User Guide Updates

Central Office and Device Toolkit Transition Guide 

Former NeSA Math and Science Alternate Assessment Practice Tests: (These practice tests are still applicable for exposing students to the test format.)

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

Former NeSA-ELA Alternate Assessment Practice Tests:  (These practice tests are still applicable for exposing students to the test format.)

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:

 

 

 

NSCAS Science

The information below was developed for the NeSA assessment, but is still applicable for NSCAS 2018.

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)

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

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