End of Course Test Results Are In

Earlier this month, the state released the results of the End of Course tests (EOCs).

Background Info on End of Course Tests

Louisiana has phased out the Graduation Exit Exam (GEE) and replaced it with EOCs.

  • The graduating class of 2014 must pass at least three EOCs to graduate: English II or English III, Algebra I or Geometry, and Biology or American History. *
  • EOCs count for at least 15% of a student’s grade in the course.
  • School Performance Scores will now be calculated using EOC results instead of the GEE.

Results by School

Some schools outperformed the state average in the percent of students considered proficient (scoring Excellent or Good). Ben Franklin and Lusher – both selective admission schools – outperformed the state in all 4 subjects – Algebra I, English II, Geometry and Biology. Warren Easton and Sci Academy out performed in 3 of the 4 subjects.

Top 10 high schools in each EOC subject
Percent of students proficient (scoring Excellent or Good)

Algebra I

English II

Geometry

Biology

School

%

School

%

School

%

School

%

Ben Franklin

100

Ben Franklin

100

Ben Franklin

100

Ben Franklin

100

Lusher

99

Lusher

98

Lusher

97

Lusher

99

Warren Easton

77

Warren Easton

72

Sci Academy

60

Dr. Martin Luther King

78

Dr. Martin Luther King

75

Sci Academy

70

Warren Easton

50

O.P. Walker

73

NOCCA

73

Sci High

67

Edna Karr

49

State Average

52

Sci Academy

64

State Average

66

State Average

49

Warren Easton

44

Edna Karr

60

NOLA Coll. Prep

63

Sci High

47

Sci Academy

43

Sci High

59

McMain

60

Walter Cohen

46

NOLA Coll. Prep

43

International HS

58

Edna Karr

59

Algiers Tech

41

Sci High

40

O.P. Walker

56

Arch., Design
& Engineering

51

Miller-McCoy

37

Edna Karr

40

State Average

56

McDonogh 35

50

International HS

36

Sophie B. Wright

37

* In 2011-12, the state tested students in Algebra I, English II, Geometry and Biology. Next year they will add tests for English III and American History.

View a complete list of high schools with the percent of students proficient in each subject.

Ample Room for Improvement

High school performance overall was well below the state average and inconsistent across subjects. Many schools performed well in some subjects but poorly in others, and some high schools continued to struggle in all areas. The following high schools scored at least 20 points below the state average in all 4 subjects in the percent of students proficient (scoring Excellent or Good). *

Abramson Science and Technology School
G.W. Carver High School
John McDonogh Senior High
Sarah T. Reed Senior High
Sojourner Truth Academy

* Does not include alternative high schools.

For more on End of Course test results, read these articles in the Times-Picayune.

Test Scores Rise for New Orleans, Louisiana High School Students
High School Students Gain Ground on End-of-Course Tests: Editorial

 

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