LEAP, iLEAP scores stable, but are the tests tougher?

Article By: Danielle Dreilinger | May 30, 2014 | Originally Posted on NOLA.com

Test scores for Louisiana’s third- through eighth-graders remained stable this year despite tougher exams designed to measure the Common Core mathematics and English standards. An average of 69 percent of students passed the exams, the same as last year, according to data released Tuesday (May 27).

But Education Superintendent John White said the state is still far from the finish line: Louisiana’s economy demands twice the number of college graduates as it has today.

“Our plan is on track,” he said. “The results validate the efforts our students and teachers have made. But they also validate that we have a long way to go before we reach our target.”

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