Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow

Great things happen when we work together.

A quality education system helps make our state and communities strong. By collaborating and focusing on AQuESTT’s six investment areas, we can help enhance the education system, positively impact our children and schools, and create a better Nebraska. So where do you fit in?

Success, Access, and Support

Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Success

The State Board believes that student engagement through positive partnerships and relationships is fundamental to successful schools and districts. The State Board seeks to support schools and districts to implement best practices in student, family, and community engagement to enhance educational experiences and opportunities.

  • Individualized or Personalized Learning Plans
  • Attendance and Participation
  • Family Engagement
  • Community and Support Services


The State Board believes that quality educational opportunities focus on supports for students transitioning between grade levels, programs, schools, districts, and ultimately, college and careers.

  • Early Childhood–Elementary
  • Elementary–Middle School
  • Middle School–High School
  • High School–Post High School

Educational Opportunities and Access

The State Board believes that all students should have access to comprehensive instructional opportunities to be prepared for postsecondary education and career goals.

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Comprehensive Learning Opportunities
  • Expanded Learning Opportunities
  • Blended Learning Opportunities

Teaching, Learning, and Serving

College, Career, and Civic Ready

The State Board of Education believes that every student upon completion of secondary education shall be prepared for postsecondary educational opportunities and to pursue his or her career goals.

  • Rigorous College and Career Ready Standards for All Content Areas
  • Technological and Digital Readiness
  • Support for Career Awareness and Career/College Goals


The State Board believes the results of multiple assessment sources (national, state, and classroom-based) should be used to measure student achievement of college and career ready standards and be used as an integral part of the instructional process.

  • Individualized/Adaptive Assessments
  • Classroom-Based Assessments
  • State Assessments
  • National/International Assessments

Educator Effectiveness

The State Board believes that students should be surrounded by effective educators throughout their learning experiences, such that schools and districts develop effective teachers and leaders who establish a culture of success.

  • Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Framework
  • Professional Development
  • Building Leadership Supports
  • Effective Local Policy Makers and Superintendents