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State releases elementary and middle-school standardized test scores

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.

School-by-school results

View this spreadsheet in Google Drive

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  • Nicholas Mark

    Is this spreadsheet available to download?

  • Michael Pinkerton
  • Although I appreciate the new Orleans city centric reporting here, please post more on the Jefferson parish schools too. I have been mor than disappointed in the lack of improvement across the board here in Metairie and want more coverage from my news media.

  • nickelndime

    Most of the attention does focus on the public schools in New Orleans, whether they are RSD, BESE, OPSB, charter, direct-run, and that is a valid point (Where’s Jefferson Parish in The LENS’ coverage?). But, “No news is good news,” RIGHT? I say that with tongue in cheek, of course, and gawd knows that Meza is no saint!

  • Jessica Williams


    Michael beat me to it. Yes, you can find everything you are looking for at that link.

  • Jessica Williams

    Hi Mike,

    The Lens primarily focuses on New Orleans public K-12 education. However, you can find an overview of Jefferson Parish school scores here:

    And, to see school-by-school level data for Jefferson Parish, click this link.

    Click “School-Level Results.” It will give you the results of all schools in the state in an Excel file. Search Jefferson Parish (site code 026) to see individual schools.

  • Lee Barrios

    Any bit of information attributed to John White should be followed by “according to John White or according to LDOE.” White has no credibility whatsoever. I am not a statistician but I can apply common sense to White’s attempts to “compare” test scores last year and this. Best explanation, however, from a professional statistician:

  • Lee Barrios

    Mike – the same problem with reporting of New Orleans schools applies to Jefferson Parish and statewide except for the skewed or manipulated outcomes and their agenda. If you want to know how your schools are really doing, White’s test score analytics are not the place to look.

  • nickelndime

    THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JOHN WHITE, ASSisted by Patrick Dobard, with additional comments by RSD spokeswoman Zoey Reed. Musical accompaniment by the LDOE. Refreshments will not be served. BYOB – you may now drink alcohol on public school property, if it is a charter school authorized by the OPSB. Have at it, you all. “It’s your money, you paid for it.”

  • nickelndime

    TEST SCORES, THEN AND NOW: You can find everything on the LDOE website, as Jessica said, UNLESS of course, you are looking for the truth!