The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction has issued an intent to award a contract to the American Institutes for Research (AIR) for the development of a new online assessment system to replace the NDSA for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The online assessment will be administered in the spring of 2018 and will be aligned to the ELA and mathematics standards adopted in April 2017.
Refer to the following link on the NDDPI website for more discussion points pertaining to the new assessment system: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/uploads/1537/DiscussionPoints.pdf
The NDSA for ELA and mathematics will be administered to grades 3-8 and 10. The NDSA for science will continue to be administered to grades 4, 8, and 11 in the fall of 2018.
If you have any questions regarding the new assessment system, please contact Rob Bauer at (701) 328-2224.