Holly Herzberg - Superintendent and Director of Assessment
The Nebraska Department of Education released NSCAS (Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System) results and AQuESTT rankings on November 23rd. Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow, or AQuESTT, serves as a framework for approval, accreditation, and accountability in the state of Nebraska. The AQuESTT framework includes three domains: Leadership; Success, Access, and Support; and Teaching, Learning, and Serving, and the six tenets described below.
Students in grades 3-8 are assessed using NSCAS in ELA (English/Language Arts), Math, and Science (grades 5 and 8 only). Statewide results in Nebraska from last school year using NSCAS showed students' proficiencies were ELA = 47%, Math = 46% and Science= 66%.
At Hampton, our elementary students (grades 3-6) exceeded the state proficient averages scoring ELA = 50%, Math = 64% and Science = 90% (5th grade only). This resulted in the elementary building having an “Excellent” classification for AQuESTT. While the middle school student proficiencies (grades 7-8) in Hampton were ELA = 48%, Math = 36%, and Science = 79% (8th grade only). This resulted in a “Good” classification for the middle school. High school students are assessed using the ACT. Proficiency results for last year’s 11th graders are not available to the public due to the fact there are fewer than 10 students and the data is protected as required by federal law. Overall, Hampton Public School received a “Good” classification for AQuESTT and did not have any subgroup in the “Needs Support and Improvement” designation.
For more information about AQuESTT and specifically Hampton Public School, please check out the Nebraska Education Profile at https://nep.education.ne.gov OR feel free to contact me anytime.