Nevada expects faster progress for groups of students whose current performance is starting out lower.
The state proposes six-year long-term goals and, at the end of that time period, plans to revisit the goals and establish new targets for all students to reach by 2030. The state has benchmarked its 2022 goal and interim targets on the fastest-improving states in the country, which is an ambitious and achievable target. Similarly, Nevada has seen strong graduation rate gains in recent years, and it aims to continue that progress by boosting its rates another 10 percentage points, on average, by 2022.
Nevada set an ambitious long-term goal of 90 percent for English learner proficiency.
The use of students’ initial English proficiency level and time in language instruction programs is consistent with research on language acquisition.