Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA)

NeSA

Nebraska requires state level testing. 

The Nebraska Department of Education link has more detailed information about the standards that will be assessed, including the extended standards for the alternate assessment. 

DRC eDIRECT

The company the state is using for the state tests is DRC eDIRECT.  They have a web site that enables quick and easy access links to online testing tools and program information for the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) testing program.

Access NeSA online tools training for writing with Google Chrome

Publicly accessible NeSA practice tests and video tutorials for writing are available. Please click on or copy the link below into Google Chrome to access these practice opportunities.

Practice tests: https://wbte.drcedirect.com/NE/portals/ne
Tutorials: http://assets.drcedirect.com/States/NE/Tutorials/Student/201301/201301.html

 

NeSA Administration Manuals, Forms, and Other Documents

NeSA Administration Manuals for teachers and test coordinators, training materials, forms, sample parent letters, reference sheets.

Posted on March 20, 2014


Sample Parent Letter for NeSA RMS and ELDA Student Individual Score Reports

These sample letters were developed to send home to parents with student NeSA and ELDA score reports. Schools can use them as a model to help develop a parent letter if it is helpful. Federal Programs is working to translate the sample letters and the sample student score report into Spanish, Russian, Arabic, and Vietnamese.

Posted on January 28, 2014


NeSA Approved Accommodations and Guidelines

Link to the NDE documents listing approved accommodations on the NeSA and guidelines for determining participation of students with disabilities.

Posted on January 27, 2014


SAMPLE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS FOR NESA-W AND WGDE

Sample Graphic Organizers for NeSA-W and WGDE

Posted on January 27, 2014


4th Grade NeSA Writing Analytic Scoring

4th grade analytic rubric training PowerPoint

Posted on January 27, 2014


NeSA Score Verification Form: NeSA Writing Appeals

We can appeal NeSA W results for students whose scores seem inaccurate.

Posted on January 27, 2014


NeSA Security and Training

Links to the Nebraska State Accountability Security site

Posted on January 27, 2014


NeSA Reading and Math Data for 2012 in AS/400 and SSI

NeSA Reading and Math data for 2012 has been loaded to the AS/400 and SSI. Directions for getting rosters of current students are available here.

Posted on January 27, 2014


ELDA Administration Manuals, Forms, and Other Documents

ELDA Administration Manuals for teachers and test coordinators, training materials, and forms.

Posted on January 27, 2014


NeSA and AYP REPORTING

These documents summarize how NeSA scores are used to determine AYP status for schools and how proficiency levels are determined for students using scale scores.

Posted on January 24, 2014


NeSA TABLE OF SPECIFICATIONS

test guidelines

Posted on January 24, 2014


Emergency Medical Waiver for State Assessments

Emergency Medical Waiver for State Assessments

Posted on January 25, 2012


NeSA and ELDA Testing Windows 2014-15 School Year

NeSA Writing

 

Grades 4, 8, 11 

Jan. 20 - Jan. 30, 2015

Make-ups Feb. 2 - 6, 2015

ELDA

Feb. 9 - March 6, 2015

Make-ups March 16-20, 2015

NeSA-Reading, Math, Science (including alternate tests)

March 23- April 24, 2015
Make-ups:
April 27 - May 1, 2015