More students scored at the “mastery” level on the state’s standardized tests in elementary and middle school, while the percentage of students with “basic” proficiency remained steady, the Louisiana Department of Education announced Tuesday.
The state released the results of LEAP and iLEAP tests, which gauge academic performance for third- through eighth-graders. Statewide, about 27 percent of students performed at the “mastery” level or higher in English, compared to 26 percent in last year. In math, 25 percent of students scored at this level in math, up 2 percentage points from last year.
Overall, 69 percent of students scored a “basic” or above on the state tests, the same as last year.
Students achieved those scores in spite of tougher test questions introduced this year, aligned with the more stringent Common Core standards. The state is gradually introducing the more rigorous material; students will take tests entirely aligned with the new standards in 2015.
Use the spreadsheet below to see how schools in New Orleans performed.