Nebraska Department of Education shares school proficiency report
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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