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Goals

Adopted: December 2, 2016

LEADERSHIP

Goal 1.1 – By 2018, the NDE will be organized through personnel and processes to provide leadership in school support systems, regulations, interagency collaboration, data systems, fiscal responsibility, and evaluation that will enhance the success of educational systems in Nebraska.

Goal 1.2 – By 2018, the Board and Commissioner will have a process in place to evaluate and ensure timely, high-quality services and systems of support provided by the Nebraska Department of Education.

Goal 1.3 – By 2020, 100% of teachers, service providers, school leaders and local school board members will have access to quality professional learning opportunities through an NDE facilitated professional learning directory.

Goal 1.4 – By 2020, the NDE will collaborate with the Governor, Legislature, postsecondary institutions, and the Educational Service Units (ESUs) to create a uniform process to align dual credit opportunities for students across the state.

SUCCESS, ACCESS, AND SUPPORT

Goal 2.1 – By 2019, the NDE will develop a system to regularly engage and survey clients, schools, and stakeholders to gather input and measure engagement and satisfaction.

Goal 2.2 – By 2026, the dropout rate of all Nebraska students including subgroups will be less than 1%.

Goal 2.3 – By 2026, 100% of Nebraska schools will have all students in grades 7-12 create and utilize a personal learning plan.

Goal 2.4 – By 2026, there will be a reduction in the percentage of students who are absent more than 10 days per year from 27.46% to 15%.

 

Goal 3.1 – By 2018, a baseline and benchmarks will be developed to track all students with a disability having access to participate in career counseling, explorations, self-advocacy training, and work-based learning experiences.

Goal 3.2 – By 2026, the 4-year cohort graduation rates for all Nebraska students will be greater than 92% and not less than 85% for any one subgroup.

Goal 3.3 – By 2026, the 7-year cohort graduation rates for all Nebraska students will be greater than 95% and not less than 90% for any one subgroup.

Goal 3.4 – By 2026, 100% of Nebraska schools will fully implement a systematic process for supporting the needs of highly-mobile students.

 

Goal 4.1 – By 2020, NDE will develop a statewide digital course and content repository.

Goal 4.2 – By 2026, 85% of all Nebraska students, upon graduation from high school, will have completed Advanced Placement coursework, earned dual credit and/or obtained industry certification.

Goal 4.3 – By 2026, 95% of Nebraska elementary schools would be able to identify at least one high-quality early childhood educational program accessible to all of the school’s resident preschool age population.

TEACHING, LEARNING, AND SERVING

Goal 5.1 – By 2018, the State Board will adopt a comprehensive approach to define and measure civic readiness.

Goal 5.2 – By 2020, all Nebraska elementary schools will provide evidence-based interventions for any students not on grade level in reading and/or math.

Goal 5.3 – By 2026, 100% of Nebraska schools will provide all students with a program for career awareness, exploration, and preparation.

Goal 5.4 – By 2026, at least 50% of all Nebraska high school students from any given cohort year, will have earned a college degree, credential, or certificate within five years of graduating from high school.

 

Goal 6.1 – By 2018, utilizing baseline data from the ACT, long-term goals will be developed for 11th grade achievement, including goals for subgroups.

Goal 6.2 – By 2018, the NDE will implement an assessment system to measure achievement and growth in grades 3-8 that meets the requirements of federal and state law and is timely for instructional purposes.

Goal 6.3 – By 2026, the percent of Nebraska students in grades 3-8 and 11 proficient in reading will increase from 79% to 89%.

Goal 6.4 – By 2026, the percent of Nebraska students in grades 3-8 and 11 proficient in math will increase from 72% to 82%.

Goal 6.5 – By 2026, the percent of Nebraska students in grades 3-8 and 11 proficient in science will increase from 72% to 82%.

 

Goal 7.1 – By 2018, NDE will develop and implement a statewide teacher equity plan.

Goal 7.2 – By 2020, 100% of Nebraska schools will utilize performance standards and a research-based evaluation system for all certificated staff as aligned to Rule 10.

Goal 7.3 – By 2022, 100% of Nebraska schools will be staffed by teachers who have or are actively pursuing a teaching certificate with the appropriate endorsement for the subject(s) and grade level(s) of the course(s) being taught.