BATON ROUGE, La - (KNOE) A little more than a one-third of Louisiana's students continue to show a mastery of English, math and social studies, according to numbers released July 10 by Louisiana's Education Department.
Approximately 34 percent of Louisiana's students in grades 3-8 scored a mastery and above in LEAP test scores for the 2017-18 school year. Louisiana's LEAP scores have remained at 33 percent since 2016, which is four points higher than the 29 percent average in 2015.
LEAP test results weigh into the letter grade given to schools each year. The results help determine whether traditional schools experience state takeovers or receive additional resources to address persistent struggles, and White said many schools will likely receive that aid. LEAP exams also help determine if students advance in school and if charter schools remain open.
LEAP tests have five possible score levels: advanced, mastery, basic, approaching basic and unsatisfactory. Mastery and above is considered proficient, meaning students are ready for the next grade level.
You can access a sortable list of school mastery rates here on Google Drive.
You can also view the mastery rate by downloading the PDF attached to this article.