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NE education officials want to create new way to score public schools

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Nebraska education officials want to create a new way to score public schools so they can get the help they need to improve.
 
Under the new scoring, the Education Department would hold schools accountable for student achievement by combining current rankings into fewer classifications.

The new system would assign points to certain areas, including graduation rate, test scores, and student improvement.

Those points would be combined to come-up with one numerical score for each school.

Bridgeport Superintendent Dave Miller says he likes the idea of simplifying the system and including improvement rankings.
 
"One of the things that is difficult for a lot of schools is that, you struggle for several years, and you've done well over the last couple of years and improved your scores, but you're still not at the levels the state would want you at," says Miller.
 
The score would be used to place schools in one of several classifications, from highest-performing to lowest-performing schools.

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