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District Common Assessments (DCAs)

English/Language Arts

Student progress for English language arts at grades 3 through 8, and grade 12 is complied by the State of Nebraska by building. Students are required to take state reading assessments (the Nebraska State Accountability or NeSA-Reading tests) from which these data are gathered.

Student Achievement data are available for the district and individual schools on the Nebraska Department of Education's State of the Schools Reports.

Some of the district CRTs students previously took have been restructured and are now used as practice or benchmark tests to help prepare students for the types of questions they may see on the state reading assessment and provide teachers and students with information mid-year about whether students are on track to meet the state requirements.

Some of the middle and high school CRTs in English Language Arts have been converted to Common Summative Assessments (CSAs).  These assessments (e.g., Elements of Fiction, Presentations, Theme) were always a part of instruction in the courses in which they are given. They provide students, teachers, and parents with information about what students have learned.


English Language Arts Standards

LPS Reading Curriculum Guidelines
2014 Nebraska State Standards