State education officials say school children in Nebraska continue to make progress in standardized tests for reading, math, science and reading.
Deputy Commissioner of Education Scott Swisher has announced the scores from the annual State of the Schools report.
On standardized reading tests, 79% of Nebraska students scored proficient; 73% in math; 69% in writing; and 70% in science.
“As you can see, Nebraska students continue to learn at higher levels and make progress year-to-year,” Swisher told a news conference at the school district offices in Lincoln.
Swisher noted that the scores are up from last year.
“We’re seeing progress,” according to Swisher. “Our educators are doing what’s being asked of them and they’re doing it well in my opinion. They’re working hard for our students and Nebraska students can be proud of the results that they are creating under this system.”
Most school districts show improvement as well. Sixteen of the 248 Nebraska school districts need improvement, under state standards.