Nebraska



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Nebraska state board of education consists of eight members, each serving a four-year term. Board members are elected by a non-partisan ballot.

The state board has authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Shares Authority Over Summative Assessments
  • Appointing the Chief State School Officer

Governor

Pete Ricketts (R)

Chief State School Officer

Matthew L. Blomstedt

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 45.0%

English Language Learners: 5.0%

Served by IDEA: 15.3%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rates between 2011 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: No Charter School Law

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Nebraska intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on September 18, 2017. Learn more about Nebraska’s ESSA approach.