2009 State Education Performance Scores Results Released
- May 20, 2009
Superintendent Charlotte Placide, who retires June 30, will leave a legacy of continued growth in student achievement and proficiency in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS), as evidenced by the by the Louisiana Department of Education this week. State results were for the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP for grades 4 and 8), Integrated LEAP (iLEAP) and Graduation Exit Examination (GEE) tests which were administered earlier this year. For the past 5 years, student achievement has increased each year, and this year is no exception.
EBRPSS saw growth in 28 out of the 30 test that were administered in grades 3 – 11. In fact, the School System outpaced the state growth in 24 of the 30 test, or about 80 percent.
The School System also outpaced the state in the student passage rate, also known as the “Promotion Standards” for Grade 8. The state improved on average by 3 percent, while EBRPSS improved by 7 percentage points.
In addition, third-grade students’ tested increased their proficiency in all four subject areas by five or more percentage points this year over last year. Science alone increased 11 percentage points. The other areas of testing are English Language Arts, Math and Social Studies.
The School System will use an analysis of test results to continue building on district improvement. “We have already started a school-by-school analysis based on these numbers,” Placide said. “We understand that a strong public school system is vital to our local economy, so we thank the community for its continued involvement in our district. Much of the success of our students is due to the incredible community support we receive throughout the year. In addition, our teachers and school administrators have done an amazing job. Their hard work paid off this year with more of our students passing the high stakes tests in the fourth and eighth grades. Even better, the increased proficiency rates translate to more of our students in all grades learning the grade level skills needed to be successful.”
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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