Forty percent of Washoe County’s students in grades 3-8 were proficient in math in 2017. In English forty-nine were proficient. Hayes said parents can expect to see growth by next year Hayes said parents can expect to see growth. Due to the state’s transition to new end-of-course exams, no data was collected. ACT scores showed the third consecutive year of decline for the school district.

Forty percent of students in grades 3-8 were proficient in math in 2017, up one percentage point from 2016. Forty-nine percent were proficient in English, down from 51 percent in 2016.
~Sam Gross

Assessment tests continue to be a controversy.

In 2017 about 20,000 more students took the Smarter Balance Assessment. When new students enter new public school systems they can be at different learning levels. Results from 2017 showed the second year of successful assessment. The department delayed the release of the new school ratings because of disagreements between the state and districts.

Key Takeaways:

40% of students in grades 3 through 8 were proficient in math in 2017, up 1% point from 2016
Scores in both English and math are expected to be higher in 2017 results.
Students in Nevada are already taking college preparation courses.

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