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2012 Nebraska Performance Accountability

November 25, 2012

Nebraska Performance Accountability System (NePAS)

Dan Bird, Superintendent


The State of N ebraska recently released the rankings from their new performance accountability system called NePAS.    All students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 are required to take the state tests in the areas of reading, math and science.  Students also participated in the NeSA writing assessment. The NePAS takes the district’s results and ranks them against all the public schools in the state of Nebraska.  For example, in grades 3-5 our district average was 129.33 which ranked us 5th among 249 districts. 

The report is divided into four age groups: 


Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

Grades 3-12



Other Items outlined in the NePAS Accountability System:


Improvement from 2011 (Different Students)—comparing different groups

                        Growth since 2011 (Same Students)---measuring same student.

                        Participation Requirements-met or not met

Graduation Rates---state average is 87.61%..our data is masked because our graduating class was below 30 students (Burwell’s was 100%)


            Overall, I am pleased at how our students have performed on the state tests. The value in the NePAS system will be how we use this data to improve teaching and learning throughout the district.  The rankings should not be viewed as the end of the process.  We need to take this information and use it to strengthen the programs that we have in place which will enable all our students to meet their potential.

Please click below to access the 2012 report: 

Nebraska Performance Accountability for BPS

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