This is a chance to lead an innovative, impactful, and major state into its next chapter building on great momentum that is in place but tackling new challenges. A few stats:
- The state’s improvement on NAEP since 2009 in all subjects significantly exceeds national trends and, in 2019, Louisiana ranked #1 in the nation for improvement in 8th grade mathematics.
- Since implementing new, standards-aligned tests in 2015, the percent of students achieving mastery has increased 7% points in ELA and 4% points in math.
- At the high school level, the number of students earning Advanced Placement credit each year has increased by more than 3,800 since 2012, an increase of more than 167%, and
- More students graduated in 2018 than ever before with a graduation rate of 81.4%. This is an increase of over 5,000 students since 2012, far exceeding the nation’s growth