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State Assessment: Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS)


New NSCAS Summative assessment measures student performance.

Takes less time, reveals deeper information, and helps address learning roadblocks

State Assessment: Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS)

This school year, the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) Summative assessment replaces the Nebraska School Accountability (NeSA) tests in:

This new, computer-adaptive culminating assessment measures student performance against Nebraska’s content area standards, showing how learning compares to expectations.

The NSCAS (pronounced, “en-skass”) Summative assessment adapts dynamically based on each student’s ability and includes innovative, interactive question formats that engage students and enable them to demonstrate higher order thinking. As a result, it will take less time for students to complete and will provide deeper information about what they know.

Students of all abilities will be able to participate via accommodations and the NSCAS Alternate assessment.

Results from the spring 2018 administration will be available in the fall of 2018. Starting in 2019, results will be available shortly after the close of the testing window, giving parents and educators valuable information about student performance ahead of the next school year.

Each elementary building and the middle school has established the testing schedule within the testing window provided by the state.

Don’t forget to make sure your child(ren) get a good night’s rest, eat breakfast on the day of the assessment, and stay positive!  

The dates of testing for Swanson are as follows:

Grade 3

English:  March 29 @ 1:00 PM

Math: April 12 @ 1:00 PM

Grade 4:  

English: March 27 @ 9:30 AM

Math:  April 11 @ 9:30 AM

Grade 5: 

English: March 29 @ 10:15 AM

Math:  April 12 @ 10:15 AM

Science:  April 17 @ 10:15 AM

Grade 6:

English: March 27 @ 9:30 AM

Math: April 11 @ 9:30 AM

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