A study released Thursday found Nebraska math standards lack some of the higher math concepts included in the national Common Core standards.
The study, paid for by the Nebraska Department of Education, compared the two sets of standards and found disparities in the inclusion of more advanced math concepts.
It showed the Common Core standards, a voluntary national set of standards followed by most U.S. states, include higher math concepts that Nebraska's set of standards doesn't include.
Nebraska standards don't go beyond those taught in advanced algebra classes, but state Board of Education President Pat Timm says many Nebraska students still learn those advanced math concepts when they take more advanced classes.
All but four states use the Common Core standards, including Nebraska.