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Parents get report cards, not for students, but for schools

5 years 1 month 1 week ago Thursday, December 17 2015 Dec 17, 2015 December 17, 2015 1:41 PM December 17, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - It's report card time in Louisiana - not for students, but for public schools and school districts.

Louisiana's education department on Thursday posted report cards that include letter grades. State Education Superintendent John White said the report cards are a tool for parents, allowing them to see how schools are performing.

The report cards include the performance score and letter grade earned by each school and district. Those grades and scores are based on a variety of factors for different types of schools. Report cards for high schools, for example, include measures of student proficiency on end-of-course tests and the ACT college preparatory test now required for all students.

State school officials released a set of guides Tuesday aimed to help parents understand upcoming school report cards.

The guides are aimed to help parents break down parts of the report cards to examine district level scores, high school readiness, and graduation and college readiness indicators.

The department developed guides for each level of the school system: elementary, middle, combination andhigh schools.

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