44,000 students attend public schools in New Orleans.
More New Orleans students are graduating from high school and enrolling in college.
Louisiana has raised our expectations for what students learn.
Historical State Assessment: % “Basic and Above” All Subjects and Grades
Leap standards have changed.
We cannot make “apples to apples” comparisons of achievement from 2005 to recent years because complex transitions have been underway since 2014. Specifically:
- Louisiana transitioned to new, more rigorous assessments, called “LEAP 2025” tests, beginning in 2014-15 with ELA and Math, followed by social studies, and finally, science.
- Also in 2014-15, Louisiana began raising the bar for what was considered on “grade-level” or “meeting expectations” for students.
We now have rigorous benchmarks to measure progress.
Because 2018-19 was the first school year in which all state tests were fully aligned to the LEAP 2025 standards, test results from this school year have special significance as a new benchmark for measuring progress moving forward.
LEAP 2025: % “Mastery and Above” All subjects and grades
As our state transitioned to new, more rigorous standards, COVID-19 caused declines in achievement across the state.