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State Assessment Information

The Nebraska State Board of Education requires every student in grades 3-8 take a yearly assessment to demonstrate their proficiency of the grade level standards.  The Nebraska Student Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) tests take place during March and April every year.  The state assessments are measuring the College and Career Ready Standards that have been adopted by the State Board of Education.  Each student is only tested on their knowledge of their current grade level standards.


Student Reports: 

When the Nebraska Department of Education releases the students scores then the school will send out the individual student Score Reports (ISR) to the parents.  Below are links and pdf’s that will assist parents in reading and understanding those reports.


Proficiency Levels – 

English Language Arts and Math:

Developing: Developing learners do not yet demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level, as specified in the assessed Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards. These results provide evidence that the student may need additional support for academic success at the next grade level.

On Track: On Track learners demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level, as specified in the assessed Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards. These results provide evidence that the student will likely be ready for academic success at the next grade level.

CCR Benchmark: CCR Benchmark learners demonstrate advanced proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level, as specified in the assessed Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards. These results provide evidence that the student will likely be ready for academic success at the next grade level.

Science:

Below the Standards: Overall student performance in science reflects unsatisfactory performance on the standards and insufficient understanding of the content at grade level. A student scoring at the Below the Standards level inconsistently draws on a broad range of scientific knowledge and skills in the areas of inquiry, physical, life, and Earth/space sciences.

Meets the Standards: Overall student performance in science reflects satisfactory performance on the standards and sufficient understanding of the content at grade level. A student scoring at the Meets the Standards level generally draws on a broad range of scientific knowledge and skills in the areas of inquiry, physical, life, and Earth/space sciences.

Exceeds the Standards: Overall student performance in science reflects high academic performance on the standards and a thorough understanding of the content at grade level. A student scoring at the Exceeds the Standards level consistently draws on a broad range of scientific knowledge and skills in the areas of inquiry, physical, life, and Earth/space sciences.