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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 […]

Special Education – OPSB Not Serving Its Share

Schools under the OPSB serve a disproportionately low number of students with disabilities. The city average is 9.9% special education students, but OPSB schools (charter and traditional combined) serve 6.6%. OPSB charters serve only 5.49% while RSD charters serve 11.1%. Even OPSB’s open-admission charter schools are significantly under-serving special education students. OPSB receives a lump […]

What Does N.O. Think About Education Reforms

There has been much discussion about how folks really view education reforms in New Orleans. Last week, Tulane’s Cowen Institute released a 2013 public opinion poll providing data that replaces pure speculation with poll results on how voters feel about key issues. Key Findings Voters agreed more than they disagreed, reflecting consensus on some key points: Support […]

Game Changer! N.O. High School Grad Rate Outperforms US

With the recent release by the U.S. Department of Education of national high school completion rates, New Orleans has cause to celebrate.  In terms of graduating students on time, we have closed the performance gap. New Orleans outperformed the state and outperformed the nation.  States are now required to use a common measurement for high school completion:  the percent […]

Enrollment Data Released; 84% now attending Charter Schools

The state has released enrollment data for New Orleans public schools, which includes all OPSB schools, RSD New Orleans schools and the city’s Type 2 charter schools. As of October 1, 2012: 84% of New Orleans public school students attend charter schools, up from 78% last year and 71% in 2010. New Orleans has a […]

2012 School Performance Scores Released

Major improvement in New Orleans’ Ranking #1 in growth since 2005 Since 2005, the District Performance Score (DPS) for New Orleans has grown an astonishing 36.8 points, more than any other district in the state. For the first time, New Orleans has a higher DPS than both East Baton Rouge and Caddo (Shreveport) Parishes. New […]

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 […]

A Tale of Two Schools: Voucher Performance

Performance is uneven in traditional public schools. Performance is uneven in charter schools. It should come as no surprise that performance is uneven in nonpublic schools. Let’s look at two schools participating in the Orleans voucher pilot: St. Leo the Great and Upperroom Bible Church Academy. Last year, St. Leo had 136 voucher students; Upperroom […]

2012 K-8 Test Scores Released

The K-8 student test scores for Louisiana were released today, and New Orleans continues to improve. Test Score Highlights  For the 6th year in a row, student performance is up. Growth was less robust this year. While the RSD outperformed the state, for the first time since Katrina, OPSB did not. New Orleans Combined (OPSB […]

More New Orleans Graduates College and Career Ready

One of the key goals of K-12 education is to give our students the educational foundation they need to be college or career ready. In Louisiana, we have a good benchmark to measure this preparedness – what percent of our students qualify for TOPS, a program that provides two- and four-year merit-based scholarships to Louisiana […]