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The Nation's report card shows more Louisiana students are performing at proficient, but that the state still trails the rest of the country.
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Louisiana public schools maintained their overall 'B' rating, based on the state department of education's system for measuring school quality. The grade comes from a "school performance score" - a state calculation based on standardized test results and graduation rates. The score ticked up slightly from 76.1 in 2018 to 77.1. in 2019.

Orleans Parish officials say this is the fourth year of stagnant or declining test scores.
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Louisiana's class of 2019 had an average composite ACT score of 18.9 - the lowest average score since the state started requiring all students to take the exam in 2013.

The Nation's report card shows more Louisiana students are performing at proficient, but that the state still trails the rest of the country.
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The "Nation's Report Card," or the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), shows Louisiana students are performing better in math and reading, but that the state still lags behind the rest of the nation, as well as the rest of the South.

The NAEP is based on nationally representative testing of thousands of 4th and 8th grade students in reading and math. It's carried out by the federal government through the National Center for Education Statistics.

The Nation's report card shows more Louisiana students are performing at proficient, but that the state still trails the rest of the country.
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The Louisiana Department of Education has just released a report on how quickly students are improving academically from year to year. It shows that, like last year, less than half of students are on track to master important math, reading and writing skills.

Orleans Parish officials say this is the fourth year of stagnant or declining test scores.
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Orleans Parish school officials are bemoaning yet another drop in the district's standardized test scores. When you look across all grade levels and subjects in Orleans Parish, just 27 percent of students tested at grade level in 2019.

The Nation's report card shows more Louisiana students are performing at proficient, but that the state still trails the rest of the country.
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Louisiana public schools got an overall B on the Louisiana Department of Education's new, tougher school grading system. Meanwhile, in the New Orleans area, Orleans Parish public schools and Jefferson Parish public schools each earned an overall C. 

[Click here to find your school's letter grade.]

The Curve Is Over

OPSB Superintendent Henderson Lewis touted a smooth unification process, but seemed to be bracing for a drop in test scores.
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The Orleans Parish School Board is touting a smooth transition to a new unified school district, but also seems to be bracing for new challenges as the state moves to a tougher school grading system.

 

Orleans Parish officials say this is the fourth year of stagnant or declining test scores.
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Less than half of Louisiana students are on track to master important math, reading and writing skills, according to a new report from the Louisiana Department of Education.  

The Orleans Parish School Board held its first meeting as head of the new unified school district Thursday night. Nearly all public schools in the parish are under its control for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. But while the district is unified, public opinion is not. 

George Washington Carver High School class of 2018 files in for their graduation ceremony.
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It’s been nearly 13 years since Hurricane Katrina decimated the city and its school system. And a lot has changed since then. Now the city is the first, large school district in the nation where nearly all students attend charter schools. But the reforms are controversial, and have left many wondering, did they work?

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