2008 National Juvenile Justice - NCLB Conference <ul><li>Charting the Future in Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>Michele Borg </...
Profile of Nebraska <ul><li>77,358 Square Miles (16 th  Largest State) </li></ul><ul><li>1,711,263 People (38 th  Most Pop...
Special Purpose Schools <ul><li>Located in State Juvenile Correctional Centers, Adult Prisons & Federal Work Camp </li></u...
Interim-Program Schools <ul><li>Located in Juvenile Detention Centers, Emergency Shelters and Institutions </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>On Any Given Day , approximately 1,350 Students attending Interim-Program Schools and Special Purpose Schools </li...
Nebraska’s  Juvenile Justice System <ul><li>3 Separate Juvenile Courts </li></ul><ul><li>90 County Courts serving as Juven...
Nebraska Student and Staff Record System (NSSRS) <ul><li>Primary Means of Data Collection on Students from Public Schools ...
Types of Data <ul><li>Student Enrollment & Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance  </li></ul><ul><li>Performance & Part...
What is Data Used For? <ul><li>Individual Student Performance on Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregated Assessment Results...
Nebraska’s  Current Assessment System <ul><li>School-based, Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS)  </li></ul...
Nebraska’s STARS <ul><li>Each School District Assesses How Well Students are Meeting Locally Developed Standards </li></ul...
Nebraska’s STARS <ul><li>STARS focuses on Performance of All Students </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is Improving Student Learning...
Assessment and Reporting in Special Purpose Schools <ul><li>Report Staff and Student Data via NSSRS </li></ul><ul><li>Spec...
Assessment and Reporting in  Interim-Program Schools <ul><li>Interim-Program Schools Report Only Staff Data via NSSRS </li...
Nebraska’s  Future Assessment System <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2008 State Legislation - Changes Assessment System to Sta...
Challenges in Measuring Academic Outcomes <ul><li>Single Statewide Test gives Limited and Delayed Information </li></ul><u...
Challenges in Data  Collection and Reporting <ul><li>Student Snapshot Data Reflects Single Point in Time  </li></ul><ul><l...
In an Ideal World . . .  <ul><li>Parallel Data Collection and Reporting System for Students in Interim-Program Schools </l...
Data Wish List <ul><li>Interim-Program School / Facility Population Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Public School Enrollment ...
Data Wish List <ul><li>Academic Achievement while at Interim-Program School </li></ul><ul><li>Post-Release Outcomes </li><...
Ongoing & Upcoming Events <ul><li>Ad Hoc Committee on Education of Students in Out-of-Home Placements </li></ul><ul><li>Ap...
Nebraska Statewide  Longitudinal Data Systems Grant <ul><li>In July of 2007, Nebraska received State Longitudinal Data Sys...
Nebraska  Department of Education <ul><li>Website:  http://www.nde.state.ne.us </li></ul>
Nebraska  Contacts and Resources <ul><li>Today’s Presenter:  Michele Borg </li></ul><ul><li>(402) 799-2761 / borgworks@aol...
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Nebraska Charting The Future

  1. 1. 2008 National Juvenile Justice - NCLB Conference <ul><li>Charting the Future in Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>Michele Borg </li></ul><ul><li>Juvenile Justice & Corrections </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant to Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>April 20-22, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Tampa, Florida </li></ul>
  2. 2. Profile of Nebraska <ul><li>77,358 Square Miles (16 th Largest State) </li></ul><ul><li>1,711,263 People (38 th Most Populous State) </li></ul><ul><li>93 Counties </li></ul><ul><li>254 School Districts (520 Districts in 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>5 Special Purpose Schools and </li></ul><ul><li>26 Interim-Program Schools </li></ul><ul><li>287,135 Students in Public Schools </li></ul>
  3. 3. Special Purpose Schools <ul><li>Located in State Juvenile Correctional Centers, Adult Prisons & Federal Work Camp </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited by State Board of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Intended for Longer Length of Stay </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Issue Academic Credits & Diplomas </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education & Academic Assessments </li></ul>
  4. 4. Interim-Program Schools <ul><li>Located in Juvenile Detention Centers, Emergency Shelters and Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Continuity of Instruction if Cannot Attend Public School for Health or Safety Reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Credits Transfer to Public School </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment Remains at Home School District </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education and Academic Assessments Remain Responsibility of Home School District </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>On Any Given Day , approximately 1,350 Students attending Interim-Program Schools and Special Purpose Schools </li></ul><ul><li>In One Year , more than 7,000 Admissions to Interim-Program Schools and Special Purpose Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 55% are State Wards </li></ul><ul><li>Average of 34% with Verified Disabilities, </li></ul><ul><li>Ranging from 15% to 100% depending on Type of Placement </li></ul>Students in Out-of-Home Placements
  6. 6. Nebraska’s Juvenile Justice System <ul><li>3 Separate Juvenile Courts </li></ul><ul><li>90 County Courts serving as Juvenile Courts </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal Courts </li></ul><ul><li>County Attorney makes Initial Decision on Filing Case in Juvenile or Criminal Court </li></ul><ul><li>Prior to Adjudication or Trial, Judge Decides if Case will be Transferred to Juvenile Court or Bound Over to Criminal Court </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nebraska Student and Staff Record System (NSSRS) <ul><li>Primary Means of Data Collection on Students from Public Schools by Nebraska Dept. of Education </li></ul><ul><li>2005-2007: All Public Schools and Non-Public Schools assign NDE Student ID to Every Student </li></ul><ul><li>2007-2008: All Public School Districts Report Staff and Student Data </li></ul><ul><li>2008-2009: Special Education Data via NSSRS </li></ul><ul><li>2009-2010: All Non-Public Schools Begin Reporting Required Data </li></ul>
  8. 8. Types of Data <ul><li>Student Enrollment & Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Performance & Participation Rate in Reading, Writing, Math, Science & Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Credits & Grade Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Drop Out Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education </li></ul><ul><li>General Educational Development (GED) </li></ul><ul><li>Career Education </li></ul>
  9. 9. What is Data Used For? <ul><li>Individual Student Performance on Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregated Assessment Results on Standards by School Building, District & State Totals </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Making & Policy Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Basis for Legislation & Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>State & Federal Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>State Aid, Program Funding & Reimbursement </li></ul><ul><li>Program Planning & Evaluation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Nebraska’s Current Assessment System <ul><li>School-based, Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS) </li></ul><ul><li>Began 2000-2001 School Year </li></ul><ul><li>Each School District Creates Own Formative Assessment System, including Portfolio of Teachers’ Classroom Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers Involved Throughout Development and Assessment Process </li></ul>
  11. 11. Nebraska’s STARS <ul><li>Each School District Assesses How Well Students are Meeting Locally Developed Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Local School District Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and Math: Grades 3-8 & High School </li></ul><ul><li>Science: Grades 4 or 5, 8 & 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide Writing Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 4, 8 & 11 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Nebraska’s STARS <ul><li>STARS focuses on Performance of All Students </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is Improving Student Learning in Timely Fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Broader Picture of School Performance with Focus on School Improvement </li></ul>
  13. 13. Assessment and Reporting in Special Purpose Schools <ul><li>Report Staff and Student Data via NSSRS </li></ul><ul><li>Special Purpose School Reports Assessment Results via NSSRS </li></ul><ul><li>Special Purpose School’s Assessment Results are Aggregated into Statewide Totals </li></ul><ul><li>Included in annual State of the Schools Report under Statewide Totals </li></ul>
  14. 14. Assessment and Reporting in Interim-Program Schools <ul><li>Interim-Program Schools Report Only Staff Data via NSSRS </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting Student Data and Assessment Results Remains Home School District’s Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Results are Aggregated with Home School District </li></ul><ul><li>Included in annual State of the Schools Report under Home School District </li></ul>
  15. 15. Nebraska’s Future Assessment System <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2008 State Legislation - Changes Assessment System to Statewide Tests in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide Reading Test goes into effect 2009-2010 School Year </li></ul><ul><li>Continue with Statewide Writing Assessment in Grades 4, 8 and 11 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Challenges in Measuring Academic Outcomes <ul><li>Single Statewide Test gives Limited and Delayed Information </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying Assessment Results for Students in Interim-Program Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Public School Districts are Only Source of Data for Students in Interim-Program Schools </li></ul>
  17. 17. Challenges in Data Collection and Reporting <ul><li>Student Snapshot Data Reflects Single Point in Time </li></ul><ul><li>NSSRS Designed Specific to Public School Districts </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Training and Technical Assistance </li></ul>
  18. 18. In an Ideal World . . . <ul><li>Parallel Data Collection and Reporting System for Students in Interim-Program Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Linkage to NSSRS Data Warehouse </li></ul><ul><li>Real-Time Query and Student Tracking System Accessible to All Schools and Other Involved Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Common and Connected Data Collection and Reporting System among Multiple Agencies Involved with Students </li></ul>
  19. 19. Data Wish List <ul><li>Interim-Program School / Facility Population Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Public School Enrollment Status and District of Residence </li></ul><ul><li>Interim-Program School Attendance and Stay </li></ul><ul><li>Student Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Special Populations </li></ul>
  20. 20. Data Wish List <ul><li>Academic Achievement while at Interim-Program School </li></ul><ul><li>Post-Release Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Post-Graduation Outcomes </li></ul>
  21. 21. Ongoing & Upcoming Events <ul><li>Ad Hoc Committee on Education of Students in Out-of-Home Placements </li></ul><ul><li>Approval and Accreditation of Schools in Out-of-Home Placements </li></ul><ul><li>Nebraska Data Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Partnering Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>ESU Training </li></ul>
  22. 22. Nebraska Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant <ul><li>In July of 2007, Nebraska received State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Grant from U.S. Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of 3-Year Grant: </li></ul><ul><li>- Support Electronic Exchange of Student Records </li></ul><ul><li>- Creation of Electronic Transcript Facility </li></ul><ul><li>- Increase Longitudinal Data System utilizing Individual Student Data </li></ul>
  23. 23. Nebraska Department of Education <ul><li>Website: http://www.nde.state.ne.us </li></ul>
  24. 24. Nebraska Contacts and Resources <ul><li>Today’s Presenter: Michele Borg </li></ul><ul><li>(402) 799-2761 / borgworks@aol.com </li></ul><ul><li>Title I NCLB Part D Coordinator: Pat Frost </li></ul><ul><li>(402) 471-2478 / pat.frost@nde.ne.gov </li></ul><ul><li>NCLB Data Quality & NSSRS: Chris Cassel </li></ul><ul><li>(402) 471-4483 / chris.cassel@nde.ne.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education & IDEA: Barb Schliesser </li></ul><ul><li>(402) 471-4324 / barb.schliesser@nde.ne.gov </li></ul>
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