LPPS Among State’s Best- Academic Achievement

Livingston Parish Schools Among State’s Best for Academic Achievement
Posted on 08/05/2022
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State’s LEAP Scores Continue to Rank Among Top 10

LIVINGSTON, La. – Livingston Parish Public Schools ranks among the Top 10 public-school districts in Louisiana for the percentage of students in grades 3-12 who scored Mastery or Advanced on the state’s accountability exams, the Louisiana Department of Education announced yesterday (Aug. 3).
The state’s 2021-2022 report on LEAP scores showed that 41 percent of all students in grades 3-12 who took the LEAP 2025 exams last year scored at the two highest performing levels.
Albany High School was among the state’s top one-year growth schools, improving its overall percentage of Mastery and Advanced scores by 14 percent – jumping from 28 percent to 42 percent.
“Our district has held strong through the continuing pandemic and recent hurricane disruptions. It is our goal as a district to grow from these strong positions and continue to improve performance at all levels,” Superintendent Joe Murphy said.
“The assessment data that was released yesterday is only one piece of what is used to calculate accountability metrics for the whole district and for our individual schools,” he said. “The state’s full accountability measure, which encompasses many different components, will not be released until later this fall. It will be at that time that our curriculum leaders will use that data to gain a better perspective on our efforts, and where we may need to improve our strategies.”
“That’s really the most important thing in all of this – to take that data and apply it to ways to we can improve instruction each year,” Murphy said.
The state reported that mastery rates improved three points on average statewide in math and English/language arts for students in grades 3-8, and mastery rates improved for 80 percent of all Louisiana’s school systems.