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State of the Schools Report Touts Improvements of Nebraska's Students

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A new report released Friday found that there has been an overall improvement in Nebraska students' reading, math and science scores.

The Nebraska State of the Schools Report shows that more than 77 percent of students were at or above proficiency levels in reading this year, compared with 74 percent in 2012 and 72 percent in 2011.

The report shows 69 percent were proficient or better in math, compared with 67 percent in 2012 and 63 percent in 2011. Seventy percent were proficient or better in science, compared with 67 percent in 2012, the first year students were tested in that category.

The report also shows 68 percent of students were proficient in writing this year, the first year of testing in the category for elementary and secondary students.

For more information, the report can be found on the Nebraska Department of Education's website, www.education.ne.gov.

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