La. releases school performance scores

La. releases school performance scores

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The number of Louisiana public schools earning an A or a B under the state's performance grading system has gone up from 575 a year ago to 607 this year.

State education officials released school and district performance reports Tuesday morning. Louisiana Education Superintendent John White was scheduled to discuss them in a midmorning telephone news conference.

Performance scores are based on based largely on student test scores. In upper grades, credits earned and graduation rates also are factors.

The department said this year's scores come as higher standards are being adopted while overall test scores remained steady. To ease that transition, the department said, performance scores were adjusted to make sure there is no drop in the number of A or B schools this year.

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