State Testing – NSCAS Growth and ELPA21

Nebraska requires state level testing. 

The Nebraska Department of Education website has more detailed information about the state-wide assessments. The sidebar on the left side has links to more specific testing information.

Students in grades 3-8 participate in NSCAS Growth testing in English Language Arts and math. Students in grades 5 and 8 also take NSCAS Growth science tests. Click here for more information about NSCAS Growth. 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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