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.