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Nebraska Department of Education Releases 2022-23 State Test and Classification Data

In November, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) released state test scores and school classifications for the 2022-23 school year. You may hear it referred to as “NSCAS” or the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System, and “AQuESTT,” Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow.

NDE classifies schools across our state from “Needs Support to Improve” to “Excellent.” State test scores, student academic growth, English language proficiency and attendance in the school determine each school’s classification.

If your student is in a grade that takes the NSCAS test, your family has received information about your child’s performance. If you have questions, please contact your student’s teacher(s). We encourage all families to regularly review MAP Growth data. MAP Growth is a test that students take more frequently – with data available immediately. It is a proven source of information about your student’s current strengths and opportunities in the classroom.

Student data has always guided our instruction. We are constantly working to build on our instruction and improve outcomes for all students.