Results Matter Summary

Lexington Public Schools-Early Learning Academy—Dissemination of Program Quality and Child Outcomes 2018-2019

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Office of Early Childhood requires that school district operated preschool programs utilize a program outcomes system to ensure that young children participate in a high-quality early childhood program that contributes to positive cognitive, social, and health outcomes.

Lexington’s Early Learning Academy is required to follow Results Matter in Nebraska which 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.

All children enrolled at ELA must be included in the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment system that is based on observations and reflects evidence-based practices.  By using Teaching Strategies GOLD, teachers are able to integrate information gathered across different settings and individualize to address each child’s unique way of learning.


Percentage meeting or exceeding expectations

(# of Students)



Fall 201855% (104)65% (128)32% (77)35% (75)36% (85)30% (53)
Spring 201991% (185)92%(190)80% (164)85% (177)86%(182)82% (164)

In addition to GOLD, the district assesses the Early Learning Academy students with PELI (Preschool Early Literacy Indicators).  Only those students entering Kindergarten the following year are assessed.


Percentage meeting or exceeding expectationsFall 2018Spring 2019
PELI Composite Score16%32%
Alphabet Knowledge30%48%
Phonological Awareness17%45%
Vocabulary/Oral Language20%22%
Just for your added information the Teaching Strategies GOLD and PELI data from 2017-2018 school year is also attached.



Percentage meeting or exceeding expectations

(# of students)



Fall 201746% (60)64% (90)34% (46)37% (44)42% (57)25% (23)
Spring 201873% (128)83%(142)60% (107)64% (112)72%(130)60% (111)



Percentage meeting or exceeding expectationsFall 2017Spring 2018
PELI Composite Score22%26%
Alphabet Knowledge34%47%
Phonological Awareness25%39%
Vocabulary/Oral Language18%28%