Great News: Performance Soars!
The recently released 2009 Test Scores are great news for New Orleans. Across the city, student achievement improved dramatically.
These gains are truly significant and show the reforms underway are working.
- New Orleans improved more than the state across all grades and subjects.
- New Orleans showed real growth in the percentage of students passing the promotional high-stakes LEAP and GEE tests.
- Significantly more students met the state proficiency goal of Basic or Above.
This edition of Leslie’s Notebook will focus on the high stakes tests – 4th and 8th grade English and Math LEAP tests, along with the Graduation Exit Exam – to highlight the tremendous improvement both this year and since the state took over the schools in 2006.
These results include all schools under the Orleans Parish School Board and the Recovery School District, both traditional and charter.