LEAP results show progress for LA students

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 4:16pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Louisiana's students are doing better academically according to the LEAP test results released today.

The results showed that 20,000 more students in the Bayou State are achieving at or above grade level. Aditionally, the number of districts with students achieving at or above grade level also rose. But with more than 20,000 students still below grade level academically, Interim State Superintendent of Education Ollie Taylor knows there's much more work left to do, "Despite our progress, we're not there yet and we won't be there until every single child is at grade level."

The percentage of Louisiana students who scored at basic or above went up in 42 of Louisiana's public school districts, including East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, Central and Zachary. Zachary had the highest-perforning students in the state, again, with 85% scoring at basic or above.

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