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Results Matter in Nebraska

Results Matter in Nebraska is a child, program, and family outcomes measurement system designed and implemented to improve programs and supports for all young children served by districts and their community partners, which may include Head Start and other community early childhood programs.

Each district and ESU is required to participate in the NDE Results Matter child outcomes system for all children birth to kindergarten entrance age served in any early childhood program. 

Districts and ESUs are expected to serve children within inclusive classrooms that represent a full range of abilities and disabilities and the social, linguistic, and economic diversity of families within the community.

Results Matter is responsive to Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Rule 11–Regulations for Early Childhood Programs, Rule 51–Regulations and Standards for Special Education Programs, Rule 52–Regulations and Standards for Early Intervention Programs and the federal requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C (birth to age three) and Part B-619 (ages three to five).

Results Matter measures child progress and program quality to accomplish these purposes:

  • improve experiences, learning, development, and lives of young children birth to age five and their families;
  • inform program practices;
  • demonstrate program effectiveness;
  • guide the development of local and state policies and procedures;
  • and, provide data to demonstrate results.

For further information, go to NDE Results Matter (http://www.education.ne.gov/oec/rm/rm.html) or contact Jan Thelen at 402-471-4319 or jan.thelen@nebraska.gov.