2018 State Accountability Report
Diller-Odell continues to excel at serving students of our district. The Nebraska Department of Education released the Nebraska Education Profile, which includes multiple reports for Nebraska school districts and highlights the accomplishments at Diller-Odell.
AQuESTT Classifications (Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow) analyze schools and districts based on six tenets: Positive Partnerships, Relationships and Student Success; Transitions; Educational Opportunities and Access; College and Career Readiness; Assessment; and Educator Effectiveness, and are then classified as Excellent, Great, Good and Needs Improvement. This classification indicates the overall performance of a school and district. AQuESTT uses multiple measures to determine classifications, not just performance on assessments. Other areas considered for the classification include graduation rates, progress for English Learners, reduction in chronic absenteeism, and other measures of school quality and student success.
AQuESTT classifications highlight strengths in our district. Both the Elementary and the Secondary schools are classified as “Great.” As a district, Diller-Odell is in the “Excellent” category.
Also recently released is the data from the 2017-2018 NSCAS (Nebraska Student Centered Assessment System) tests that were administered to students in 3rd-8th grades and in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science (grades 5 and 8). Diller-Odell continues to have a high percentage of students who are proficient on this assessment. In grades 3-6, 73% of students were proficient on the ELA assessment, 76% were proficient on the mathematics assessment and 95% were proficient on the science assessment. In grades 7-8, 55% of students were proficient on the ELA assessment, 68% were proficient on the mathematics assessment and 76% were proficient on the science assessment. Juniors are tested on the NSCAS ACT assessment each spring. On the 2018 NSCAS ACT assessment, 73% of the students were proficient in ELA, 65% were proficient in mathematics and 62% were proficient in science. Despite recently revised standards and increased rigor, assessment scores for the Diller-Odell district continue to trend above the state proficiency averages.
At Diller-Odell, AQuESTT classifications along with NSCAS data will continue be used in the school improvement process. The recently released district data shows the level of commitment that all stakeholders in the district have in striving for success of all students.
Stakeholders are encouraged to view Diller-Odell reports on the Nebraska Education Profile. AQuESTT Classifications, School and District Snapshots, Full Data Profiles and the ability to compare Diller-Odell data to schools close in geographical proximity as well as similar peer districts are all available. The Nebraska Education Profile of Diller-Odell and all Nebraska school districts can be found at https://nep.education.ne.gov/snapshot.html#34-0100-000