Assessment and Evaluation

State Testing-NSCAS and ELPA21

Nebraska requires state level testing. 

The Nebraska Department of Education website has more detailed information about the standards that will be assessed, including the extended standards for the alternate assessment. Students in grades 3-8 participate in NSCAS testing in English Language Arts and math. Students in grades 5 and 8 also take NSCAS science tests. Students in grade 11 participate in a college entrance exam (ACT) as part of state testing. English Learners in grades K-12 participate in the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21).

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