Common Core in Nebraska

Nebraska applied for a grant in the Race to the Top competition and even promised to adopt the Common Core in its application. However, when its RTTT application was denied, Nebraska also opted to create its own new mathematics and ELA standards and write its own standardized assessments.


Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation
Systems

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only


New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments


New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is not a Race to the Top recipient.)


Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data


Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool



Common Core Legislation


None at this time


Local Action Groups

Advocates and Opponents in Nebraska

None at this time


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Updated: 2/5/2014