Louisiana releases scores; State Superintendent says the state is heading in the right direction

“The real question ahead of us is not did our students significantly change but how will we change
as adults in using the tests.” –
Louisiana State Superintendent John White

On Monday, the first results of Louisiana’s student assessments aligned to the state’s Common Core standards were released.

State Superintendent John White said that while the scores show that student achievement is not quite up to the state’s goals, the state is on track to improve student proficiency rates moving forward.

“The results are not surprising,” White said. “The real question ahead of us is not did our students significantly change but how will we change as adults in using the tests.” (via The Advocate)

White is also urging the Louisiana State Board of Education to approve scoring levels consistent with other states using the Common Core-aligned tests developed by PARCC so that proficiency rates are honestly reported to students, teachers and parents.

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While Louisiana’s students still have room to improve – and educators are receiving more information about how to help students get and stay on track for college- and career-readiness – the state has re-affirmed its commitment to success for all students.

Learn more about setting honest benchmarks on assessments at http://honestygap.org.