Education Officials Devising New Way to Score Nebraska Schools
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —
Nebraska education officials intend to devise a new way to score public
schools so they can get the help they need to improve.
The Education Department will be holding schools accountable for
student achievement by combining what are now numerous rankings into
just a few classifications.
On Monday the officials told Nebraska
State Board of Education members that the new system will assign points
to numerous measures, including graduation rate, test scores and
improvement. Those points will be added together to come up with one
score for each school.
The score would be used to place each school and
district in one of several classifications, from highest-performing to