2013 EOC Results – High School Gains Continue

The state has released the End-of-Course (EOC) exam results for 2012-2013.

The percent of students proficient (scoring Excellent or Good) increased – and at a faster rate than the state. 

From 2011-12 to 2012-13, looking at all tests combined:

  • RSD-New Orleans and OPSB each gained 7 percentage points.
  • The state gained 4 points.

Percent of Students Proficient
(Scoring Excellent or Good)

District 2011-2012  2012-2013  Gain
RSD-New Orleans 31% 38% 7
OPSB 61% 68% 7
Louisiana 55% 59% 4

View a comparison of gains by district.

High Schools Are Closing the Gap

In 2005, OPSB trailed the state by 21 points in the percentage of high school students proficient on the Graduation Exit Exam (GEE). The GEE had four tests – English, Math, Science, and Social Studies – and the state’s proficiency goal was for students to score Basic or above.

In 2009, the state started phasing out the GEE and began replacing it with the more rigorous End-of-Course tests. This year EOCs were fully phased in, and the GEE is no longer given. There are six EOCs – Algebra I, English II, Biology, English III, Geology, and U.S. History – and the state’s proficiency goal is for students to score Excellent or Good.

While the EOCs and the GEE are different tests, we can compare New Orleans’ relative performance to the state average. The improvement in student achievement across the city becomes evident.

Percent of High School Students Proficient
2005 vs. 2013
EOC_2005-2013_Comparison

New Orleans has closed the gap with the state to just 6 points! 

In 2005, only 39% of New Orleans students were proficient on the GEE, versus the state average of 60% – a gap of 21 percentage points.

In 2013, on the EOC tests, 53% of New Orleans students were proficient (OPSB, RSD, Type 2 charters, NOCCA) versus 59% statewide – a gap of only 6 percentage points.

Progress Mirrors K-8 Gains

High school progress is consistent with the gains we have seen in K-8 testing. Just like with the 2013 LEAP and iLeap results, New Orleans trails the state in the percent proficient by 6 points and trails Jefferson Parish by 2 points, but outperforms Baton Rouge and Shreveport (Caddo Parish).

2012-2013 EOC
Percent of Students Proficient 

District %
Proficient
East Baton Rouge Parish 49%
Caddo Parish 51%
All New Orleans 53%
Jefferson Parish 55%
Louisiana Statewide 59%

EOCs: The Fine Print

  • To graduate, students must pass three of the six EOC exams: English II or III, Algebra I or Geometry, and Biology or U.S. history.
  • Students can score a Fair and still pass the test, but schools will only receive points toward their School Performance Scores (SPS) for scores of Excellent or Good. 
  • This year is the first time students took all six exams, so 2012-2013 will serve as a good baseline for high school performance going forward.
  • EOC results now make up 25% of high schools’ SPS, which will be released this fall. The new U.S. History results will not count toward this year’s SPS.

Shout Outs 

Four open-admission high schools are in the top six high-performing high schools in the city, including all three Collegiate Academies charter schools.

High-Performing Open-Admissions High Schools

School %
Proficient
G. W. Carver Preparatory Academy 89%
G. W. Carver Collegiate Academy 86%
Sci Academy 72%
New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy 72%

Nine high schools grew by more than 10 percentage points in the last year.

Most Improved High Schools

School %
Proficient
2011-2012 
%
Proficient
2012-2013
Gain
New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy 48% 72% 24
Sci Academy 57% 72% 15
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) 73% 88% 15
Eleanor McMain Secondary School 42% 56% 14
International High School of New Orleans 42% 56% 14
KIPP Renaissance High School 36% 48% 12
Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School 21% 32% 11
McDonogh #35 College Preparatory School 31% 42% 11
Sophie B. Wright Learning Academy 32% 42% 10

O.P. Walker: O. Perry Walker High School deserves a special mention for its remarkable turnaround since Katrina. In 2005, it was one of the 10 lowest performing high schools in the city and academically unacceptable. This year, it is above the state average, ranking 8th in the city in the percent of students proficient on the EOCs and on par with Edna Karr and Warren Easton.

Cause for Concern

What happened at Miller-McCoy? The school experienced an 18-point decrease in the percentage of students proficient on the EOCs. This is a significant drop in performance and definitely troubling.

Comparing New Orleans High Schools

2012-2013 Percent of Students Proficient (Scoring Excellent or Good)

District School % Proficient
OPSB Charter Benjamin Franklin High School 99%
OPSB Charter Lusher Charter School 97%
RSD Charter G. W. Carver Preparatory Academy 89%
State School New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) 88%
RSD Charter G. W. Carver Collegiate Academy 86%
RSD Charter Sci Academy 72%
Type 2 Charter New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy 72%
OPSB All OPSB Schools 68%
OPSB Charter Warren Easton Senior High School 65%
RSD Charter O.Perry Walker Senior High School 60%
OPSB Charter Edna Karr High School 60%
LA Louisiana Statewide 59%
Type 2 Charter International High School of New Orleans 56%
OPSB Operated Eleanor McMain Secondary School 56%
OPSB Charter New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics HS 55%
N.O. All New Orleans Schools 53%
RSD Charter KIPP Renaissance High School 48%
RSD Charter Cohen College Prep 47%
RSD Charter Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School 43%
RSD Charter Sophie B. Wright Learning Academy 42%
OPSB Operated McDonogh #35 College Preparatory School 42%
RSD-NO All RSD-New Orleans Schools 38%
RSD Charter Lake Area New Tech Early College High School 33%
RSD Charter Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School 32%
RSD Charter Algiers Technology Academy 32%
RSD Operated L. B. Landry High School 25%
RSD Charter Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and 15%
RSD Charter John McDonogh High School 14%
Alternative Schools
RSD Charter The NET Charter High School 14%
RSD Charter Crescent Leadership Academy 14%
RSD Charter ReNEW Accelerated High School City Park 11%
RSD Charter ReNEW Accelerated High School West Bank 7%
Schools Phasing Out
RSD Operated Sarah Towles Reed Senior High School 16%
RSD Operated G.W. Carver High School 14%
RSD Operated Walter L. Cohen High School 6%
OPSB Operated McDonogh 35 Career Academy 0%
The list above does not include K-8 schools that tested only
for Algebra I in 2012-13. For those results, click here. 

Change in Percent of Students Proficient (Scoring Excellent or Good)

District High School % Proficient
2011-2012
% Proficient
2012-2013
Change
Type 2 Charter New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy 48% 72% 24
RSD Charter Sci Academy 57% 72% 15
State School New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) 73% 88% 15
OPSB Operated Eleanor McMain Secondary School 42% 56% 14
Type 2 Charter International High School of New Orleans 42% 56% 14
RSD Charter KIPP Renaissance High School 36% 48% 12
RSD Charter Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School 21% 32% 11
OPSB Operated McDonogh #35 College Preparatory School 31% 42% 11
RSD Charter Sophie B. Wright Learning Academy 32% 42% 10
OPSB Charter Edna Karr High School 52% 60% 8
RSD Charter O.Perry Walker Senior High School 55% 60% 5
OPSB Charter Warren Easton Senior High School 61% 65% 4
RSD Operated L. B. Landry High School 22% 25% 3
OPSB Charter Lusher Charter School 98% 97% -1
OPSB Charter Benjamin Franklin High School 100% 99% -1
OPSB Charter New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics HS 56% 55% -1
RSD Charter Algiers Technology Academy 33% 32% -1
RSD Charter Lake Area New Tech Early College HS 37% 33% -4
RSD Charter Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School 49% 43% -6
RSD Charter Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business 33% 15% -18
RSD Charter Cohen College Prep NR 47% NA
RSD Charter John McDonogh High School NR 14% NA
RSD Charter G. W. Carver Collegiate Academy NR 86% NA
RSD Charter G. W. Carver Preparatory Academy NR 89% NA
Alternative Schools
RSD Charter ReNEW Accelerated High School City Park 6% 11% 5
RSD Charter ReNEW Accelerated High School W. Bank 4% 7% 3
RSD Charter The NET Charter High School NR 14% NA
RSD Charter Crescent Leadership Academy NR 14% NA
Schools Phasing Out
RSD Operated G.W. Carver High School 7% 14% 7
RSD Operated Sarah Towles Reed Senior High School 14% 16% 2
RSD Operated Walter L. Cohen High School 23% 6% -17
OPSB Operated McDonogh 35 Career Academy 24% 0% -24

2011-12 Results were for Algebra I, English II, Geometry and Biology.
2012-13 Results were for Algebra I, English II, Geometry, Biology, English III and U.S. History. 


View 2012-13 percent proficient by EOC test sorted alphabetically by high school
.

For more on the End of Course exams, read this article in the Times-Picayune.

For more on statewide results, view the press release from the LA Department of Education.

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