CCSD student achievement rebounding

LAS VEGAS – Academic performance data shows Clark County School District (CCSD) students are rebounding following a full school year of in-person learning. 

“Despite the traumas our students experienced because of the pandemic, they have continued to make gains despite the emotional and mental toll they endured,” said CCSD Board of School Trustees President Irene Cepeda. “Through it all, our teachers, administrators, and support professionals continued educating our students to facilitate their rebound toward academic success and recovery.”

There were 133 CCSD schools that increased index scores from 2019 to 2022 in the 2022 Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF). The NSPF is the Nevada Department of Education’s (NDE) statewide accountability system.

Schools that are part of the District’s differentiated support demonstrated greater gains, with 58 percent of schools experiencing increased academic points earned on the NSPF and 50 percent of schools with overall index point increases.

Many schools achieved well over 10 point index gains:

Walter Jacobson ES 39.5

David Cox ES 37

Piggott Academy ES 32

Whitney ES 31.5

Gene Ward ES 30.5

Harold J. Brinley MS 25

Monaco MS 19

“Over the past year and a half, CCSD has focused on high-quality instruction as students returned to face-to-face learning, and the data shows positive results for those efforts,” CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara said. “While student scores rebounded over the last year, we still have more work to do to help students fully recover and we are exponentially accelerating our work to further improve outcomes.”

Although there are indicators of academic improvement, more work is needed to ensure all schools continue to see gains or increase their rates of progress.

Elementary students appear to be making the quickest rebound, especially in mathematics.  

The District has invested in instructional materials for elementary schools that have allowed for consistency across District schools and professional learning for educators, which is a factor in increased mathematics success.

With the distribution of school index points for the 2021-2022 school year compared to the last reporting year of 2018-2019, there is no sizable observable change in the distribution of index scores. However, due to the ongoing pandemic and associated health protocols during the 2021–2022 school year, schools experienced a loss of points in the measure of Chronic Absenteeism. The District is committed to supporting improvements in the Chronic Absenteeism rates with renewed partnerships with The Harbor and Truancy Prevention Outreach Program (TPOP).

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