NSCAS Accessibility

NSCAS Summative & Alternate Accessibility Manual 12.11.17

Alternate Standards Documents

Alternate Assessment Information 

NSCAS Accommodations Documents:

2015-2016 English Language Learners Testing Accommodations (Trainer’s Power Point)

2011 Analysis of Accommodations for Nebraska Students with Disabilities (Carla Osberg)

Analysis of Accommodations for Limited English Proficient Students (prepared by John L. Moon)

 NSCAS Alternative Assessment Information:

Alternative Assessment Parent Pamphlet

Alternate Assessment Criteria/Checklist




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


Grade 4Grade 6
Grade 5Grade 7


NeSA Math Table of Specifications 2018

Grade 7

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


NeSA Alternate Math Samplers


Math Extended Indicators

Grade 11


Math Transition Presentations/PowerPoints

October 2016 NeSA Math Presentation

October 6, 2016 Math Transition


2017 NeSA-Mathematics Calculator Policy

Assessment A to Z list

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Contact Us

Assessment Team

Dr. Valorie Foy, Director
Phone: 402.471.2495 
E-mail: valorie.foy@nebraska.gov

Jeremy Heneger, Assistant Director 
Phone: 402.471.2818 
E-mail: jeremy.heneger@nebraska.gov

Rhonda True, Enhanced Assessment Grant Coordinator
Phone: 402.471.2947  
E-mail: rhonda.true@nebraska.gov

Terry Ough, NAEP Coordinator
Phone: 402.471.2959 
E-mail: terry.ough@nebraska.gov

Iris Owens, ACT Coordinator
Phone: 402.471.4316 
E-mail: iris.a.owens@act.org

Tyrina Webster, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 402.471.2495  
E-mail: tyrina.webster@nebraska.gov

NSCAS Statewide Assessment Questions

Phone: 402.471.2495    Fax: 402.742.2319


Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)

Help Desk for Nebraska Districts- Phone 855-225-9926

NDE Customer Service: NWEANebraska@nwea.org

For inquiries about TestWiz, contact:
Phone: (877) 456-8949 Email: TestWiz@CerticaSolutions.com


General Inquiries

Phone: 800.553.6244, ext. 2800

Website: Contact Us 

Iris Owens, ACT On-site Coordinator

Phone: 402.471.4316 Fax: 402.471.4311

E-mail: iris.a.owens@act.org

Customer service hours (excluding ACT holidays):
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time

Toll Free: 866.342.6280

ACT Online Prep

Phone: 319-337-1429
Email: actonlineprep@act.org


Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)

NeSA Customer Service: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST

Toll Free: 866.342.6280

DRC Fax: 763.268.2540

NDE Customer Service: necustomerservice@datarecognitioncorp.com

NDE Help Desk- Questions about the Portal or NSSRS

To reach the NDE Help Desk, please call: 888.285.0556 or e-mail: nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov

Statewide Assessment Timeline


For ACT Timeline, see: ACT Schedule of Events

Last updated Aug. 1, 2016

July 2016
  • NeSA-RMS Reports Interpretive Guide Available July 5
  • NeSA-RMS Reports Recording available July 8
  • Provide District Access to Preliminary NeSA-RMS Reports and Data Files in eDIRECT July 13
  • Districts upload ISR Enrolled School Data Files to eDIRECT July 13-August 10
  • 2016-2017 Check4Learning Window -Administration Available in eDirect and INSIGHT, including Test Setup July 22-June 30, 2017
August 2016
  • Districts have Access to Final NeSA-W and NeSA-RMS Reports and Data Files in eDIRECT August 24
  • DRC TSM Release August 1
  • DRC post NeSA-Practice Test Administration Manual August 30
  • DRC post NeSA-Practice Test eDIRECT User Guide August 30
September 2016
  • Post NeSA Practice Test Administration recording September 6
  • 2016-2017 NeSA- Practice Test Window—Administration Available in eDIRECT and INSIGHT, including Test Setup September 15-June 30, 2017
  • Deliver Printed NeSA and NeSA-AA Individual Student Reports September 16
  • Post NeSA Enrollments Recording September 26
October 2016
  • NeSA Enrollments Window October- 3-14
  • Math Transition Professional Development Sessions
    • October 11: Gearing, Gering Civic Center
    • October 12: Kearney, Younes Center
    • October 13: Norfolk, Lifelong Learning Center
    • October 18: Lincoln, Downtown Holiday Inn
    • October 19: Omaha, DC Centre
  • Release NeSA-Math Item Samplers October 21
November 2016
  • DRC will upload Student PreID Information for C4L and Practice Tests November 4 (Districts can do this themselves earlier)
December 2016
  • NeSA-CCR Math Practice Test—Administration Available in eDIRECT and INSIGHT, including Test Setup December 12-June 30, 2017
  • NeSA-ELA/M/S Paper/Pencil Test Manual(s) available December 19
January 2017
  • NeSA-ELA/M/S Online Test Administration Manual available January 4
  • Districts provide student information to NSSRS for NeSA-ELA/M/S- January 18
February 2017
  • ELPA21 Window opens-February 6-March 17, 2017
  • NeSA-ELA/M/S and NeSA-AA Test Administration Training (Paper/Pencil and AA—9-10 AM on 2/14 and 3-4 PM on 2/15. Online—2:30-4 on 2/14 and 9-10:30 AM on 2/15)
  • Post NeSA-ELA/M/S Test eDIRECT User Guide February 17
  • eDIRECT Test Setup for NeSA-ELA/M/S Available to Districts February 20-May 5, 2017
  • NeSA-ELA/M/S and NeSA-AA Paper/Pencil Materials Delivered to Schools February 20
March 2017
  • ELPA21 Window closes-March 17
  • NeSA-ELA/M/S and NeSA-AA Testing Window March 20 – May 5, 2017
April 2017
May 2017
  • NeSA-ELA/M/S testing window closes May 5
  • Districts ship NeSA-ELA/M/S paper/pencil materials to DRC May 10




2017-18 NSCAS Summative Testing

Test Name Test Administration Window Make-up Date


February 5-March 16, 2018


NSCAS Summative

English Language Arts , Math, Science

General and Alternate

March 19-April 27, 2018 

April 30- May 4, 2018

ACT paper/pencil test

April 3, 2018

April 24, 2018

ACT online test

April 3-April 12, 2018

(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday only)

April 24, 2018 


ACT Accommodations 

April 3-April 17, 2018

April 24-April 30, 2018


Questions? Need Help?

Click here for NDE, DRC, ACT, NWEA Contact Information

2018 NSCAS Accessibility Manual 

NSCAS Summative & Alternate Accessibility Manual 12/11/17






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