Mitchell Public School
Nebraska Department of Education
This site will connect you with Mitchell Public Schools' State of the Schools Report as well as a wealth of other information.

Nebraska Academic Standards
Mitchell Public Schools has aligned their curriculum to meet all of these standards.
This site also includes student friendly standards as well as parent activities you may use to help your child in school.

Assessment & Curriculum


Michelle Peters

Curriculum/Assessment Director



Curriculum

     Mitchell Public Schools has a K-12 comprehensive curriculum that is aligned with the Nebraska State Standards. Each year, teachers document the teaching of these standards to ensure all students have the opportunity to learn all standards. (The Nebraska Standards can be found at the website listed to the left.) As the Nebraska Department of Education Rule 10 mandates, our curriculum must go above and beyond these state standards. To ensure a rigorous curriculum, throughout the year teachers at MPS review the curriculum and make additions and updates as needed. A master copy of this curriculum is housed in the Curriculum Director's office. Since our curriculum is a 'working document', all staff also maintain copies in their classrooms.

Assessment

     Each year districts in Nebraska are required to assess all students. Districts must administer the Nebraska State Accountability Assessments (NeSA) for reading and math in grades 3-8. The NeSA test for Science is also given in grades 5 and 8. Students in Grade 11 will be given the ACT test as the accountability assessment that the State Board of Education voted to administer. The ACT will assess the subjects of English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.
     Nebraska also requires all schools to administer a Norm-Referenced Assessment. At MPS we utilize the NWEAmap (NorthWest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress) tests. These assessments for Reading and Math are given in grades 1-6. Reading, Math, and Language are administered to grades 7-11. Science is administered in grades 5-11.
     MPS also progress monitors its students to ensure success. In grades K-6 all students are monitored in Reading with the DIBELS assessments. In grades 7 and 8, AIMSweb assessments are used to monitor Reading. In math, the AIMSweb assessments are used to monitor progress for all students in grades K-8.