2019 State Accountability Report
Once again, Diller-Odell has been classified as “Excellent” by the Nebraska Department of Education in their release of the Nebraska Education Profile, which includes multiple reports for Nebraska school districts and highlights the accomplishments of 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.
Also, the 2018-2019 NSCAS (Nebraska Student Centered Assessment System) results were released. The NSCAS is 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, 74% of students were proficient on the ELA assessment, 71% were proficient on the mathematics assessment and 76% were proficient on the science assessment. In grades 7-8, 68% of students were proficient on the ELA assessment, 66% were proficient on the mathematics assessment and 67% were proficient on the science assessment. Juniors are tested on the NSCAS ACT assessment each spring. On the 2019 NSCAS ACT assessment, 75% of the students were proficient in ELA, 80% were proficient in mathematics and 75% were proficient in science. Assessment scores for the Diller-Odell school district continue to trend above the state proficiency averages.
At Diller-Odell, AQuESTT classifications along with NSCAS data will continue to 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