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Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) Testing

The focus of the Ponca School District must remain on student learning as the state adds new testing tools. Additional information on each of the NeSA tests as well as practice tests can be found at the Nebraska Department of Education’s website.

Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) Writing Test

Since 2004, the Nebraska statewide writing assessment has been administered annually to students in grades 4, 8, and 11. The purpose of this test is to assess student progress in mastering basic skills based on Nebraska's writing standards.

Additional information about NeSA writing.



Mr. Hayes Recommended Sites For NeSA Preparation


Standards Instructional Tool (SIT)

Check 4 Learning Training and Manuals

Nebraska Academic Standards

NeSA Assessments Website

NeSA Test Prep - Practical Tips on How to Improve Your Child's Performance

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Levels


MAPS Testing Resources for Parents

MAPS Testing Toolkit for Parents

Example of a Maps Online Individual Student Progress Report

Online Individual Student Progress Report Graphic Format



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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Ponca Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Students: Mr. Duane Krusemark, Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 568, Ponca, NE 68770 (402) 755-5700 (duanekrusemark@poncaschool.org).

Employees and Others: Mr. Duane Krusemark, Superintendent of Schools, PO Box 568, Ponca, NE 68770 (402) 755-5700 (duanekrusemark@poncaschool.org).

Complaints or concerns involving discrimination or needs for accommodation or access should be addressed to the appropriate Coordinator. For further information about anti-discrimination laws and regulations, or to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education (OCR), please contact OCR at One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 320, Kansas City, Missouri  64106, (816) 268-0550 (voice), Fax (816) 268-0599, (800) 877-8339 (telecommunications device for the deaf), or ocr.kansascity@ed.gov.