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Mission

To raise the level of academic achievement through planning, policy formulation, and evaluation, including fiscal accountability, that improves the quality of education accessible to all students.

 

NEBRASKA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION GOALS
Revised: June 2014

Goal 1: Improve Achievement Outcomes for All Students

  1. Continue to develop longitudinal data system including implementing data analysis and retrieval tools such as the data reporting system, data dashboards, and integrated systems supporting data based decision making at a state and local level

  2. Support teacher/principal evaluation pilot implementations and support partners in efforts to implement instructional models

  3. Build  an accountability system to measure progress toward reducing achievement gaps and promote data that focuses on achievement outcomes for all educational levels in Nebraska

  4. Improve graduation rates across all districts and all subgroups

  5. Explore use of nationally recognized assessment for career and college readiness for all Nebraska students

  6. Lead the coordination of early education opportunities and expand the availability of quality public preschools

 

Goal 2: Improve and Support State and Local Accountability

  1. Implement a “next generation” accountability system under the provisions of LB 438

  2. Continue to organize investment in accountability and intervention system

  3. Invest in an integrated data and reporting system

  4. Develop a professional development system that increases capacity for school district improvement and school building intervention

  5. Initiate a process for regular policy forums by the Board across the state


Goal 3: Improve Communication and Collaboration with Policy Partners

  1. Develop and implement a communication plan designed to engage policy partners on a regular basis

  2. Work closely with Legislators and the Governor as well as other state and local level leaders to determine key system investments

  3. Develop a plan with policy partners that contributes to a vision for PreK through post-secondary education in Nebraska