LPS data shows importance of in-person learning

LPS collected student data for the 2020-2021 school year with the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS). 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, LPS saw students make progress during the 2020-2021 school year.

LPS collected student data for the 2020-2021 school year with the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS).

NSCAS compared state proficiency rates with LPS students learning in-person and remotely.

LPS says NSCAS provides information not only on students’ academic achievement but also insights about who did and did not take the assessment due to COVID-19 learning conditions.

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Students in grades 3-8 took a pilot assessment to determine the proficiency rates in English/Language Arts and Mathematics.

The data shows that students in grades 3-8 were more proficient than the state in both English/Langauge Arts and Mathematics. Grade 11 students were less proficient than the state in both categories.

Shown in the data is a difference in proficiency rates between students learning in-person and learning remotely. Proficiency rates are higher for students learning in-person than those who learned remotely.

LPS determined students who spent four or more weeks as a Zoom-in Learner as a Remote-Learner.

LPS received a designation of “Great” as part of the Nebraska Department of Education’s Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT).

The Nebraska Department of Education used information from the 2018-2019 school year to designate schools into four categories: Excellent, Great, Good and Needs Improvement.

LPS says no schools were under the Needs Improvement designation.

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