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Lafayette Parish ACT Results

ACT results for districts and schools were released today. The reports show five-year trend data for the district and schools and also consider student preparedness for college level work. In 2012, all 11th graders were to take the ACT. State and district trends imply that most students took the exam, but likely not all, as the number of students taking the test increased substantially again in 2013. It appears 2014 was the first year we reached nearly 100% compliance. Since 2014, Lafayette Parish has shown annual improvement as measured by composite scores and has also performed somewhat better than the state as a whole. Subject-level subscores indicate the district has exceeded state scores and shown steady improvement in science and reading. There has been no change in English scores in the past 3 years, causing the district to lag behind the state’s steady improvement in that subject. Lafayette Parish schools continue to exceed the state in mathematics; although, the parish did experience a 0.4 point drop in mathematics among 2016 graduates.

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