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Data Cadre

The Data Cadre is a collaborative professional development effort between The Nebraska Department of Education and the Educational Service Units Coordinating Council. 

General Information

  • The focus of the professional development is in the methods, procedures, and best practices in the use and analysis of data to inform and improve instructional practices in Nebraska Schools.

    The Data Literacies are the guiding framework for the statewide professional development initiative.

Data Reporting System (DRS)

The Data Reporting System (DRS), located at http://drs.education.ne.gov/  provides student achievement results for Nebraska, school districts and individual school buildings.

The DRS also displays federal accountability results, student characteristics data, early childhood education data, career education data, special populations data, and education staff data in three main content areas, Quick Facts, Guided Inquiry, and Advanced Inquiry.

The public website masks or hides data for groups with 10 or fewer students to protect confidential information about individual students as required by federal law.

The secured website displays unmasked school district and school building data – data available only to authorized individuals, primarily Nebraska school district and education consortium officials. This data may be accessed through the Nebraska Department of Education Portal once appropriate activation has been granted at http://portal.education.ne.gov

DRS and the Continuous Improvement Process

Student Performance Diagnostic Questions developed by AdvancEd ™ can be answered using the DRS.  These Continuous Improvement questions are appropriate for both AdvancEd ™ and Frameworks schools.

Student Performance Diagnostic Questions  © 2013 AdvancED

Areas of Notable Achievement

Areas in Need Of Improvement

1. Which area(s) are above the expected levels of performance?

1. Which area(s) are above the expected levels of performance?

2. Describe the area(s) that show a positive trend in performance.

2. Describe the area(s) that show a negative trend in performance.

3. Which area(s) indicate the overall highest performance?

3. Which area(s) indicate the overall lowest performance?

4. Which subgroup(s) show a trend toward increasing performance?

4. Which subgroup(s) show a trend toward decreasing performance?

5. Between which subgroup is the achievement gap closing?

5. Between which subgroup is the achievement gap becoming greater?

6. Which of the above reported findings are consistent with findings from other data sources?

6. Which of the above reported findings are consistent with findings from other data sources?

 

Step-by-step exercises have been developed to help users navigate the Public website.
Download Public DRS Exercise 
Download Public DRS Exercise answer key


Step-by-step exercises have also been developed to answer the Student Performance Diagnostic Question.

1. Which areas are above/below the expected levels of performance? 

Download Exercise 1

2. Describe the area(s) that show a positive/negative trend in performance. 

Download Exercise 2

3. Which area(s) indicate the overall highest/lowest performance? 

Download Exercise 3

4. Which subgroup(s) show a trend toward increasing/decreasing performance?

Download Exercise 4

5. Between which subgroup is the achievement gap closing?

Download Exercise 5

 

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