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 NSCAS 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

Tables of Specification:

 
 NSCAS-Alternate ELANSCAS-Alternate MathNSCAS-Alternate Science
Grade 3 
Grade 4 
Grade 5
Grade 6 
Grade 7 
Grade 8
Grade 11

NSCAS Alternate Trainings

NSCAS Alternate Administration Training audio link from February, 2018 (1 hour 1 min 27 sec)
                 Please copy the link below into Google Chrome to access the audio. 
https://datarecognitioncorpaudio.webex.com/datarecognitioncorpaudio/lsr.php?RCID=ec916293d9184a9e9bb93465fa401871

NSCAS Alternate Proctor Training audio link from February, 2018 (26 min 20 sec)
             Please copy the link below into Google Chrome to access the audio. 
https://datarecognitioncorpaudio.webex.com/datarecognitioncorpaudio/lsr.php?RCID=7b1d9ee3e0a84a6daa773e1bd384ea5e
         
NSCAS Alternate Proctor Training Powerpoint  2018
                           

 NSCAS Performance Level Descriptors 

 NSCAS-
AAELA
NSCAS-
AAM
Coming soon
NSCAS-
AAS
Grade 3Grade 3  
Grade 4Grade 4  
Grade 5Grade 5  Grade 5
Grade 6Grade 6  
Grade 7Grade 7  
Grade 8 Grade 8  Grade 8
Grade 11Grade 11  Grade 11

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.

NeSA Alternate Math Samplers

 

 

 

 

Math Extended Indicators

Grade 11

 

 

 

 

Webb’s Depth of Knowledge:

NSCAS-AARNSCAS-AAMNSCAS-AAS

NSCAS Science

NSCAS-S Tables of Specification:

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

Strengthening Claims-based Interpretations and Uses of Local and Large-scale Science Assessment Scores (SCILLSS)

This website houses tools, information, and resources developed as part of the Strengthening Claims-based Interpretations and Uses of Local and Large-scale Science Assessment Scores (SCILLSS) project. We pronounce that just like the word “skills”!

SCILLSS brings together a consortium of three states – Nebraska, Montana, and Wyoming – with a team of researchers and a panel of experts on validity theory, principled-design, psychometrics, and STEM education to establish a foundation for creating enhanced science assessments. Such assessments would yield scores with strong validity evidence to support score interpretation and use.

SCILLSS is funded for a 48-month period from 2017 through 2020 by an Enhanced Assessment Grant from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the US Department of Education, awarded to the Nebraska Department of Education

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 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.

 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 will not be included on the 2018 NSCAS Summative test.  

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

NSCAS Forms

2017-18 DAC Confidentiality Agreement

2017-18 NSCAS Principal Security Agreement

Emergency Medical Waiver Form for NSCAS, ACT, ELPA 21

DAC Contact Form

Report of Security Breach Form

 

 

NSCAS Admin. & Security

 

 

NSCAS Security Materials

2018 NSCAS Summative Test Administration Orientation

NE State Accountability Security Manual January 2018

Suggestions for Smooth Testing Process

Security Procedures

Sample District Security Policy

DAC Confidentiality Agreement

Building Principal Security Agreement

Test Development Confidentiality Agreement

2018 NSCAS Observation Checklist Questions

2018 Report of Security Breach Form

 

 

 

 

 

NSCAS Accessibility

NSCAS Summative & Alternate Accessibility Manual 12.11.17          
           –  Accessibility Tools 1-3 short form

Alternate Standards Documents

Alternate Assessment Information 

 NSCAS Alternate Assessment Information

 

 

 

 

 

District Assessment Contacts (DAC)

       DAC Contact Form 2017-18

 

NSCAS Mathematics

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

 

NSCAS Math Table of Specifications 

Grade 7

 

 

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

 NeSA CCR Math Table of Specifications Crosswalks

NeSA CCR Math Paper/Pencil Practice Test

 

Spanish Version

 

NeSA CCR Math Item & Scoring Samplers

NeSA Math Samplers

 

Math Transition Presentations/PowerPoints

October 2016 NeSA Math Presentation

October 6, 2016 Math Transition

 2017 NeSA-Mathematics Calculator Policy

ACT

Link to Nebraska ACT

ACT Schedule of Events ACT-NE 2017-18

Additional NDE Documents for ACT

ACT Performance Level Ranges (Cut Scores) and Definitions

ACT accommodations-ACT and English Learners FAQ 2017 Spring Administration

Nebraska ACT Accommodations Crosswalk

Nebraska ACT Standards Alignment Report by ACT

ACT Accommodations Documentation Sample

Non-district ACT Test Sites (Rule 18/Interim Program/ESU Alt)

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

 

 

 

 

 

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