The results from the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) English Language Arts (ELA) and Math pilot assessments that were administered in spring 2021 are now available in Synergy ParentVUE. Directions for how to access them are available here.
The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is discouraging the comparisons of student test data with data from previous years and cautious use of data for students because of changes to the length (the pilot was shorter) and content of the assessments, and the impacts of the pandemic on opportunities to learn and demonstrate learning. Families and educators who know individual students are best equipped to interpret individual student test information in the context of other data available. Any assessment result is limited in its ability to tell the story of learning for an individual student. Schools will use these results along with many other types of data to monitor student progress.