Nebraska's Commissioner of Education says the state has for the first time collected enough data to show all public high schools how well they're preparing students for college.
Dr. Roger Breed told a legislative panel Tuesday that the Department of Education expects to offer statewide "college readiness" reports to schools starting this year.
Nebraska has lagged behind most states in tracking its public schools and students. Breed says the department has now compiled
data that shows how well students are performing in Advanced Placement and other college-level courses.
Sen. Greg Adams of York says he convened the Education Committee hearing for an update on the state's efforts to collect more
detailed student information. The effort is part of Nebraska's P-16 education initiative.