As a part of our joint investigation The Cost of Choice between WVUE-TV, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, WWNO and Reveal | The Center for Investigative Reporting, we gathered data from the Louisiana Department of Education to create a database of information for schools participating in the Louisiana Scholarship Program.
Many schools don’t have letter grades because Louisiana only reports test scores for schools with at least 10 scholarship students per grade level. But most students in the program are concentrated in schools that did report. We calculated letter grades based on each school’s SCI score, which the Louisiana Department of Education says is comparable to the scores used to calculate public school letter grades.
Source: Louisiana Department of Education
Graphic: Ted Han