Nebraska Department of Education shares school proficiency report

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Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 4:36 AM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - In the first snapshot of Nebraska public education since the pandemic began, new numbers show just how students across the state are doing in their education.

In a report released at 12:01 a.m. Monday, the Nebraska Department of Education says statewide testing done earlier in the year is intended to create a baseline moving forward — and should not be compared to testing done in previous years.

Students in seven grades across the state — third through eighth grades plus 11th-grade students — were tested. Here are a few highlights from the report:

English Language Arts
  • 48% of Nebraska students were found to be proficient.
  • Omaha Public Schools students are well below the state average, at 28%.
  • Millard Public Schools students are at 60%.
  • Papillion-La Vista Community Schools students are at 57%.
  • Westside Community Schools students are at 56%.
  • Nebraska students on average scored 46%.
  • Omaha Public Schools is at 20%.
  • Millard Public Schools is at 58%.
  • Papillion-La Vista Community Schools is at 53%.
  • Westside Community Schools is at 51%.

In addition to breaking down the numbers by school districts, the report also separates the data into demographic categories.

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