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Statewide reading scores in for CCS elementary students PDF Print E-mail

By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican

Nearly seven of every 10 Nebraska students tested on the state’s first-ever statewide reading test met or exceeded the state’s reading standards.
Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed announced the test results on the newly revised Nebraska reading standards last week. Reading standards determine what students should know and be able to do in specific grades.
Public school students in grades three through eight, and 11th graders took the reading test in March and April.
This test is different than the ones required of students in the past, in which individual school districts determined the content of the tests.
“While we are pleased that nearly 69 percent of our students have the reading skills required to meet or do better than the standards we set as a state, we can always do better and I am confident that we will in the years ahead,” Breed commented.
The scores were broken down into percentages below state standards, percentages of those students who meet the standards and the percentage who exceed the standards.
At Chase County Schools, the scores were mixed.
In the third grade last year, 40 students took the test. Sixty-three percent were below average, 30 percent met the average and eight percent exceeded the average.
The scores were also lower in last year’s fourth grade class, where 50 students took the test. Forty-two percent were below average, 52 percent met the standards and six percent exceeded the standards.

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