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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).
Rule 10 requires that all Nebraska school districts give a norm-referenced standardized achievement test at least once in elementary, middle, and high school. In 2017-18, LPS chose the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests to meet this requirement. The publishing company, NWEA, provides MAP Growth testing free of charge. The MAP online portal will be similar to the state testing portal. Students participate in MAP testing in grades 3 – 8. The ACT test will meet the high school requirement for Rule 10.
Updated August 30, 2018