College, Career, and Civic Ready

Goals and Outcomes

Teaching, Learning, and Serving

Strategic Priority:  Increase the number of Nebraskans who are ready for success in postsecondary education, career, and civic life

Outcome Statement:

Ensure every student upon completion of secondary education is prepared for postsecondary education, career, and civic opportunities.

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.

The State Board reviewed the proposed draft of the civic-readiness definition at the October, November, and December meetings. The definition will be brought back to the Board in February for further consideration.

Additionally, a proposed item has been developed to add to the EBA related to measuring civic readiness. No action has been taken on that particular item.

Beginning in June 2017, NDE staff began an examination of the direction set by the State Board of Education through regulations found in NDE Rule 10 (Accreditation of Schools), Rule 11 (Approval of Early Childhood Education Programs), Rule 24 (Endorsements on Certificates), and Rule 51 (Special Education) for instruction in reading and mathematics, and intervention services to be provided to students in those subject areas.

In October 2017, the State Board Legislative Committee reported to the Board and Commissioner draft language that could be included in those rules.

In addition, the Commissioner and NDE staff have continued to meet with Senators to align work in these areas.

Percent Providing Students with Career Program – All Public Schools

Data Years Statewide Rate
2014-2015 30.13%
2015-2016 ---
2016-2017 28.56%
As measured by the AQuESTT School EBA items CCR5E, CCR5M, and CCR5H.