Improving Scores in Louisiana, But Most Students Still Face Challenges

Improving Scores in Louisiana, But Most Students Still Face Challenges

July 14, 2019

According to New Orleans City Business, public school students in Louisiana are doing better on standardized tests, but most students are still not meeting proficiency standards, as outlined in the state’s accountability plan. “The results released today show our students and educators are making gains year over year,” said State Superintendent John White in response. “The results also illuminate the challenges ahead, in particular the needs of struggling students who are often falling behind as math concepts get more complex or because they have not mastered the fundamentals of reading.” He added: “In its Every Student Succeeds Act plan, Louisiana outlined ambitious academic expectations to guide us through 2025,” which includes providing students that do not demonstrate a mastery or advanced score with “intensive support over the summer or throughout the year.”