Nearly Half of Louisiana Schools Will Need to Develop Student Improvement Plans

Nearly Half of Louisiana Schools Will Need to Develop Student Improvement Plans

November 7, 2019

Based on guidelines set forth by ESSA, 571 schools across Louisiana—44 percent of schools— “will be required to develop improvement plans to submit to the state for approval and funding.” According to recently released performance scores, “about 16 percent of Louisiana public schools received an ‘A’ grade, 32 percent received a ‘B,’ 29 percent got a ‘C,’ 14 percent were rated a ‘D’ and 9 percent got an ‘F.’” According to State Chief John White, ““The release also underscores the urgency of taking action. More than 45,000 students still attend a school rated ‘F.’ This can and must change.” Among other recommendations, education officials “called for expanding access to quality early childhood programs, particularly for children birth to age 3.”