16 Apr NAEP results show CCSD achievement comparable to other large districts

The release of state and nationwide results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test, otherwise known as “the nation’s report card,” shows that students in the Clark County School District (CCSD) are performing at a comparable level or even better than many of their counterparts in the nation’s large urban school districts, despite receiving significantly less funding than many of those districts and having a higher percentage of students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) program.

The 2016-17 school year is the first year CCSD participated in the NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment, which allows CCSD to compare itself to 26 other urban school districts that serve similar student populations. The data from this assessment will provide the district with a baseline to show how CCSD is performing over time and to also compare results with other participating districts.

“The results show that Nevada taxpayers are receiving a strong return on investment for their tax dollars in comparison to other large, urban school systems,” said Chief Academic Officer Dr. Mike Barton.