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More La. high schools get A's, but tougher standards ahead

1 year 4 months 3 weeks ago October 29, 2015 Oct 29, 2015 Thursday, October 29 2015 October 29, 2015 3:19 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - Increases in graduation rates and ACT scores are among factors state education officials are citing as the number of Louisiana high schools earning an A in the state's accountability system jumped from 10 percent last year to 23 percent this year.

Statistics released Thursday also show improvements in students' "end-of-course" test performance and signs of better preparation for post-high-school education - as reflected in factors such as more students earning advanced placement credits.

The figures cover Louisiana schools that serve grades 9-12.

Forty earned an A; 50 others, a B; Another 38, a C.

Thirty-five schools earned a D, while 13 received an F.

Earning an A is about to get harder: The state plans to phase in tougher standards over the next 10 years.

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