The Nebraska statewide assessments in mathematics will have a different look this year. Beginning with the spring 2018 administration, The Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) Summative-Mathematics will be replacing the NeSA-Math exam and will be taken in all grade levels three through eight.
Nebraska’s education assessment goal is to ensure that students are prepared with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed at the next level of learning. The NSCAS Summative-Mathematics assessment is more rigorous than previous math assessments and aligns to Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics.
The examination window is from March 19-May 4, 2018. The assessment will adapt dynamically based on each student’s ability and will include innovative, interactive question formats that engage students and enable them to demonstrate higher order thinking. As a result, it will provide deeper information about what they know.
As rigor and expectations for students increase, scores may initially seem lower than expected. This is an outcome of the bar being raised for college readiness in the state. It is expected that student scores will improve as higher standards and aligned instruction are incorporated into the daily classroom.
CMS will host a family math fun night on Monday, March 26th at 6PM in the CMS Gym. All middle school students and their families are welcomed to join us for fun, games and maybe a little math 😀. We hope to see you there.
7th and 8th graders who are interested in participating in Track, there will be a meeting on Friday, March 16th at 1:30 in the gym. Students are encouraged to attend the meeting, but attendance is not a mandatory condition for participation. If you have questions about Chadron Middle School Track, please contact Coach Jamie McLain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 14, 2018 at 10 AM, there is a nationwide, 17-minute voluntary school walkout to show solidarity with the victims of school shootings. Chadron Public School (CPS) students who choose to participate in the walkout will be allowed to do so and parents are more than welcomed to join their child.
CPS is not organizingthe walkout; however, school staff will provide student supervision during the walkout and we will ask students to gather in specific locations to ensure student safety.
Middle School students who choose to participate will assemble on the playground.
Please contact your child’s principal if you have any questions.
Below is the spring testing schedule for Chadron Middle School. NSCAS (Nebraska Student Centered Accountability System) is the name of the new state test and it replaces NeSA. If you have any questions regarding the testing schedule, please contact Mr. Dressel at 432-0708 or email@example.com.