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Better Test Results In Nebraska

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Better Test Results In Nebraska

Nebraska students scored higher on standardized tests last year.
State education officials report 77-percent of the students who took the tests met or exceeded state reading standards, compared to 69-percent three years ago.
70-percent scored proficient in science and 69-percent score proficient in math. 68-percent of the students met the standards on new writing tests.

State Deputy Education Commissioner Scott Swisher says the break down by student population will be released late next month. More than 155-Thousand students took the tests, mostly elementary to 8th Grade as well as juniors in high school. Scott Swisher says test information can prove useful to parents. . .

Elementary and middle school students took the reading and math tests, as well as juniors in high school. 5th and 8th Grade students along with juniors took the science test. The writing test, new last year, was taken by 4th graders.

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