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  • Average composite ACT score edges up in Louisiana

    July 25, 2016 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The average composite score on the ACT college readiness test has edged up in Louisiana, from 19.4 in 2015 to 19.5 this year. Louisiana's Department of Education said in a Monday news release that the average has gradually increased by 0.4 percentage points since 2013. ... more »
  • Students out of time to raise ACT score

    April 14, 2016 8:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Students hoping to boost their ACT scores to save their TOPS scholarships have run out of time. The last day to take the test to qualify for the next school year was Saturday. Before the latest round of state budget cuts were announced, students only needed an... more »
  • Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

    January 20, 2016 2:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The final run for the current version of the SAT college entrance exam comes this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A revamped version of the SAT debuts in March. ... more »
  • More La. high schools get A's, but tougher standards ahead

    October 29, 2015 4:19 PM

    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... more »
  • LSU grants more academic criteria waivers

    September 21, 2015 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- To get into LSU, students have to score 22 or higher on the ACT, with at least an 18 in the English subsection and 19 in math, as well as receive a 3.0 GPA in high school. That is, unless they manage to get one of the university's... more »
  • Flyers could see harder security checkpoints Play Video

    September 15, 2015 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - If you're planning on flying next year, you may have a harder time getting on a plane. The REAL ID Act requires several documents that properly identify a person. As of now, Louisiana Driver's Licenses do not meet those federal regulations which went into effect... more »
  • Louisiana moves up in rankings based on ACT test scores

    August 26, 2015 7:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Louisiana still ranks below the national average - and near the bottom among all states - in average composite scores for students taking the ACT college readiness test. However, state officials note that the state did move up in the latest national ACT data. And the state education... more »
  • Higher numbers of La. students reach college-ready ACT score

    July 16, 2015 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's education department says the number of public high school seniors who scored well enough on the ACT standardized test to enter college without remedial work continues to grow. The department released updated data Thursday. Of the latest group of graduating seniors, 24,619 students earned an ACT... more »
  • ACT Prep Academy Play Video

    July 13, 2015 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge and the LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives are teaming up to offer an ACT preparation academy and college readiness information session for high school students in the area. The ACT Preparation Academy will have representatives from colleges and universities who... more »
  • Cool Schools: Donaldsonville High School

    April 21, 2015 7:57 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Jason Williams, a senior at Donaldsonville High School, made a 34 on his ACT. According to Williams' teacher, Antoine Foster, that's the best score in school history. "He's very gifted, he is very capable," said Foster. "He's in my AP physics class and a lot of times he... more »
  • White says Jindal budget guts student testing

    April 7, 2015 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's education superintendent asked lawmakers to add money to his budget for standardized testing next year. Superintendent John White says Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to strip $23 million from his agency's main office operations would damage the state's ability to measure student performance. White told the House... more »
  • ACT help available for local students Play Video

    December 30, 2014 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Many people are nervous when they take the ACT exam. The 100 Black Men of Greater Baton Rouge want to help students shake off the nerves and do their best on the test. Their annual ACT Prep Academy begins Tuesday, January 6rg at T.T. Allain Hall... more »
  • Avoid ACT anxiety, improve scores with Prep Academy Play Video

    July 15, 2014 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge is helping teens improve their ACT scores and avoid the anxiety that comes with the test by hosting a Prep Academy this fall. The program costs just $55.00 and will give students and parents plenty of bang for... more »
  • La. Senate to debate changes to TOPS program

    May 12, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate is considering whether to raise eligibility standards for the state's free college tuition program called TOPS. The price tag for the program is growing to $250 million next year, and lawmakers are questioning whether the state needs to trim its costs. Louisiana has among... more »
  • Answering holiday etiquette questions Play Video

    December 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Etiquette expert Marthanne Calvi stopped by News to at 4 to talk about holiday manners. Calvi expressed the importance of writing a thank you note after you recieve a present. She said it is never ok to thank someone for money. Always say, thank you for... more »
  • Shreveport employee to get back wages from T.G.I. Fridays

    August 8, 2013 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division says T.G.I. Fridays has agreed to change its leave policy to be in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act. The company has also agreed to correct violations found during an investigation of one of its restaurants in Shreveport, and... more »
  • State touts first year of required ACT testing

    July 17, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The number of Louisiana public school students taking the ACT college admissions test has jumped by roughly 11,000, now that the state requires high school students to take the exam - and the number scoring high enough to attend college without remedial work jumped by 3,600 this... more »
  • Louisiana IDs still don't meet federal travel requirements Play Video

    June 6, 2013 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill which would have allowed Louisiana to update their ID's to meet certain federal security standards for air travel was shot down. Making it though airport security is something college student Eric Vadrine has to do on a regular basis. "Three of four times a... more »
  • BR native passing on secrets of perfect test scores Play Video

    May 7, 2013 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge native Craig Gehring made perfect scores on the ACT and SAT. Now he's helping a new generation of students facing the same tests. Gehrig created a series of test prep books and camps passing along good test-taking tips and techniques for students preparing for... more »
  • Man accused of flashing holiday shoppers

    January 4, 2013 4:21 PM

    COVINGTON - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a Covington man after they said he exposed himself twice to holiday shoppers. Deputies arrested Brian Harris, 26, in suspicion of obscenity on Dec. 28 after witness descriptions led them to his vehicle. Investigators said they were told on Dec.... more »
  • La. to see millions from Transocean settlement

    January 3, 2013 3:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana lawmakers trumpeted the fact that the state will see hundreds of millions of dollars as part of the federal government's $1.4 billion settlement with Transocean today over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The final terms of the settlement require Transocean, which owned the drilling rig... more »

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