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Welcome!
New Nebraska Tests
Nebraska is revising its state tests to reflect the new reading and math standards. This year, your student will be practicing for the new reading test. Next year, your student will practice the new math test and actually take the new reading test.

Reading Test
  • The new reading test is NeSA-ELA (English Language Arts).
  • This new test asks students to really look at and think about what they read.
  • There are more ways to answer questions in the new test. Not just multiple choice!
  • In this test, students read one or more passages to find answers.
  • The big change, is that students will actually write about what they read in this assessment.
Math Test
The NeSA-Math test is being revised as well. It will use other question types similar to those used on the NeSA-ELA test.

ACT
High school students will no longer be taking the NeSA assessments. The state of Nebraska is having all 11th graders will take the ACT test. The test will be given in April 2017.

If you have any questions about the new tests, talk to your student's teacher or contact Dr. Larson at clarson@pcsd.org.
How Do We Know If They Know It?
PCSD Assessment
Assessment at PCSD is not just about testing. It is about consistently figuring out what students know and don't know and using that information to increase learning.  Assessment is guided by beliefs as well as quality assurance documents and procedures.  Parents, students, and educators have have different roles in the assessment process.

Nebraska Assessment Framework 

PCSD uses Nebraska's balanced approach to assessment using national, state, and local assessments.
 
National Assessments These assessments are designed to sort students into high, medium, and low ability level groups. PCSD uses four of these tests to see how our students compare to other students nationally. 
  • NWEA These adaptive tests are used with K-11th grade student's to identify their reading and mathematics achievement and growth. Starting in Fall 2011 science will be assessed in some grade levels. Fourth and eighth grade reading and math scores are reported to the state of Nebraska.
  •  PLAN   The PLAN test is given to all 10th graders and reading and math scores are reported to the state of Nebraska.
  •  ACT   This is a college entrance exam and is taken by many students.
  • Teaching Strategies Gold   This assessment tracks social, emotional, and academic achievement for 0-5 years old in PCSD. Scores are reported to Head Start and the Nebraska Department of Education.
  • LAS Links English Language Proficiency Assessment
  • DRA2 This is a comprehensive reading assessment given in grades K-4 to determine reading group placements and to monitor reading skills. 
  
State Assessments  Nebraska State Assessments are designed to determine if a student has learned specific standards identified by the state as being essential. There are four Nebraska State Assessments (NeSA).
 
Local Assessments  Local Assessments are designed to ensure that students understand all district and state standards and essentials. Teachers construct local assessments using Nebraska and PCSD quality criteria.   

All assesments are used to monitor growth towards District Continuous Improvement goals and annual content area goals.

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+ Larson, Dr. Cherie
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