Scores on this year's math, science and reading tests in Nebraska are out.
Omaha Public School officials are reporting more positive numbers. Superintendent Mark Evans told Channel 6 News, "This is a great example of hard work, purposeful work, and intentional activities to impact student learning."
Statewide, the results show that 77 percent of students met or exceeded state proficiency standards in reading this year, up from 74 percent in 2012. Department officials say 69 percent met or exceeded the standards for math, compared with 68 percent the prior year. Student scores also improved in science, with 70 percent showing proficiency this year as opposed to 67 percent in 2012.
Department administrators reported that 68 percent of students met or exceeded standards in writing.
The department will release a more comprehensive report next month that measures achievement among different racial and income groups.