|Majority of PCS students meet or exceed reading standards|
By Jan Rahn
Nearly two-thirds of the state’s students met or exceeded the new reading standards according to results released by the Nebraska Department of Education.
Of the 147,337 students in grades three through eight and 11th grade, 68.6 percent met the standards. The reading tests were taken in March and April.
Reading standards determine what students should know and be able to do in specific grades.
At Perkins County Schools, 64 percent of third graders met the standards, while 14 percent exceeded and 21 percent fell below the state standards.
At the fourth grade level, 67 percent met standards, 14 percent exceeded the standards, and 19 percent fell below.
Fifty-two percent of fifth graders met standards, 6 percent exceeded, and 42 percent fell below the standards.
Sixth grade results were 37 percent meeting, 16 percent exceeding and 47 percent below standards.
Over one-third of PCS seventh graders exceeded the standards Fifty-two percent of the students met the standards and 14 percent fell below the standards.
In eighth grade, 61 percent met the standard, 21 percent exceeded and 18 percent fell below the standard.
At the 11th grade high school level, 56 percent met, 15 percent exceeded and 29 percent fell below the reading standards.
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