North Dakota Online Assessment
North Dakota Online Assessment

North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA)




Plans for the 2015-16 NDSA Administration

To provide students, teachers and administrators with a secure and stable testing environment for the 2015-16 NDSA test administration, Measured Progress, in collaboration with the Department of Public Instruction, is moving to replace the Smarter Balanced Open Source System, which was used in last year’s assessment and is undergoing necessary enhancements by Smarter Balanced, with an established, proven, and stable testing platform. This platform was used previously in the Smarter Balanced field test and again last year to deliver online Smarter Balanced assessments in multiple large states. While we believe that the Smarter Balanced open source platform, when design enhancements are complete and certified, will provide a viable means of delivering the assessment in the future, using an established platform this year will ensure that you and your students have a dependable and supportive testing experience. More information will be forthcoming detailing preparations for this year’s testing period.

Help & Support

For questions, please contact NDSA Service Desk:


The NDSA Service Desk is open Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 4:00PM CT prior to and following the test administration window.


Toll-free 1-800-929-3757