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