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Louisiana Department of Education Releases Lafayette Parish LEAP Results

Today, the Louisiana Department of Education released spring 2017 LEAP 2025 results for grades 3-8. This year was the first year that students in grades 5-8 completed the test online. Overall, Lafayette Parish students showed continued improvement in the number of students scoring Mastery and Advanced in ELA, math, and science from 2015-2017. 35% of Lafayette Parish students scored at the Mastery or Advanced level compared to 33% of students statewide.

During the 2015-2017 timeframe, many grade levels and subjects increased the percentage of students scoring Advanced or Mastery on the test. Some of the notable performance highlights include the following.

  • Acadian Middle ELA students increased the number of students scoring Mastery or Advanced by 7% in ELA.
  • Alice Boucher Elementary increased the number of students scoring Mastery or Advanced by 7% in ELA and 8% in math.
  • Carencro Heights Elementary increased the number of students scoring Mastery or Advanced by 10% in math.
  • Katharine Drexel Elementary increased the number of students scoring Mastery or Advanced by 14% in math, and 7% in science.
  • Duson Elementary increased the number of students scoring Mastery or Advanced by 16% in ELA, 23% in math, and 12% in science.
  • Evangeline Elementary increased the number of students scoring Mastery or Advanced by 8% in ELA.
  • J.W. Faulk Elementary increased the number of students scoring Mastery or Advanced by 8% in ELA and 12% in math.
  • J. Wallace James Elementary increased the number of students scoring Mastery or Advanced by 10% in ELA.
  • Myrtle Place Elementary increased the number of students scoring Mastery or Advanced by 8% in ELA.
  • Ossun Elementary increased the number of students scoring Mastery or Advanced by 15% in ELA and 12% in math.
  • Ridge Elementary increased the number of students scoring Mastery or Advanced by 7% in ELA and 8% in math.

Continued support and resources have been dedicated to the principals of the district’s emerging schools. The academic initiatives put in place have yielded positive results. Alice Boucher Elementary School showed 6% more students performing at the Mastery and Advanced levels over the past two years when all subjects and grades are combined. Most notable were the advances in ELA (7%) and math (8%). Carencro Heights Elementary saw modest gains overall (3%), but the students outdistanced the state average in math with 10% improvement compared to 2%. J. W. Faulk Elementary had minor gains in science (1%) but a tremendous surge in ELA (8%) and math (12%) combining for an overall 7% jump.

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Parents can download the Louisiana Department of Education’s guide the LEAP student report at the Louisiana Department of Education’s Family Support Toolbox.