Writing scores please local officials

Local school officials are happy with their district's writing scores but they won't settle for what they got.

"Just like every school should be, you always look for things you can improve on," said Josh Lewis, the curriculum director at Adams Central.

The Nebraska Department of Education recently released the results of the state writing test for students in grades four, eight and 11 that were taken during the 2012-13 school year.

The Nebraska State Accountability tests known as NeSA are given to all students in public schools across the state as a way to measure their performance in writing, math and science.

Chad Dumas, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment at Hastings Public Schools, said the tests serve as a benchmark to show how students are performing throughout their school years individually and as a collective group.

To read more, see Wednesday's Hastings Tribune or the Tribune e-edition.>>>

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