2011-2012 State of the Schools Report
A Report on Nebraska Public Schools
The 2015-2016 State of the Schools Report Card, and any future data reports regarding Nebraska public schools and student performance, can be found on the Nebraska Education Profile (NEP) at http://nep.education.ne.gov

NCLB Qualified Teachers

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires all teachers, teaching in the content areas it identifies as core academic areas, to demonstrate that they have sufficient content knowledge in that subject. Teachers in Nebraska met this requirement by holding the appropriate endorsement for the courses/classes taught, by successfully completing the HOUSSE process, or meeting Nebraska’s testing requirement for teachers at the elementary education level of instruction. The chart below provides the statewide number and percentage of courses taught by NCLB Qualified Teachers in each of the NCLB content areas.

NCLB Qualified Teachers
NCLB Content Areas2010-2011 Number of Courses2010-2011 Percent NCLB Qualified2011-2012 Number of Courses2011-2012 Percent NCLB Qualified
CIVICS AND GOVERNMENT1,55099.94 %2,205100.00 %
ECONOMICS435100.00 %461100.00 %
ELEMENTARY9,14699.99 %7,89199.92 %
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS18,77899.61 %25,78699.47 %
FOREIGN LANGUAGES4,55099.98 %7,361100.00 %
HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY7,08299.31 %11,19899.80 %
MATHEMATICS11,76799.10 %19,11199.75 %
NATURAL SCIENCES9,46399.68 %16,25699.84 %
No course or student grades data reported  00.00 %
No Curriculum on File00.00 %  
SELF-CONTAINED146100.00 %28100.00 %
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS22,41399.92 %23,60299.96 %
OVERALL COUNT/AVERAGE85,33099.67 %113,89999.78 %
* For NCLB purposes, one elementary teacher is considered as one course.

In 2011-12 a new data collection system was implemented for collecting course information. The course information is collected at the student level, not the teacher level. NDE is working with districts to address those teachers with no courses or student grades data reported.
Nebraska’s emergency teaching certificate is the Provisional Commitment Certificate. In 2011-12, there were no NCLB teachers that were teaching on this certificate.

NCLB Non-Qualified Teachers
NCLB Content Areas2010-2011 Number of Courses2010-2011 Percent NCLB Non-Qualified2011-2012 Number of Courses2011-2012 Percent NCLB Non-Qualified
ECONOMICS00.00 %00.00 %
ELEMENTARY10.01 %60.08 %
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS740.39 %1370.53 %
MATHEMATICS1070.90 %480.25 %
NATURAL SCIENCES300.32 %260.16 %
No course or student grades data reported  434100.00 %
No Curriculum on File7100.00 %  
SELF-CONTAINED00.00 %00.00 %
OVERALL COUNT/AVERAGE2870.33 %6840.22 %
NOTE: NCLB Qualified Teacher data presented here includes Special Education teachers.

Data as of November 9th, 2012