NCSC Background

The NCSC Alternate Assessment technology system and test content were developed by the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC), a consortium led by the University of Minnesota, comprising national educational centers and state departments of education. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Education awarded a General Supervision Enhancement Grant to NCSC through the University of Minnesota, as grantee, to develop an alternate assessment system and test content to assess the English Language Arts and Mathematics achievement of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.

Transition Post-Grant

A boy in a wheelchair at the computer.

A boy in a wheelchair at the computer.

Development of the NCSC assessment system and test content has been completed and they are being made available in hope that they will be useful. As part of the transition post-grant, edCount Management, LLC, has been authorized to act as the agent to protect the Intellectual Property (IP) of the grant project and to respond to inquiries regarding the system and items. To protect the NCSC IP, entities requesting use of the NCSC system, the system code, and/or test content or to view the system, code, and/or test content, must follow appropriate licensing procedures.

Requests for Information on NCSC

For more information regarding the licensing of the NCSC system and/or test content, please contact Patricia Richard at edCount Management at prichard@edcount.com or (202) 288-5144.