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Calcasieu Parish compares LEAP scores to last year

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - LEAP test scores are in for Calcasieu Parish, and the results differ slightly from last year.

The LEAP tests are a measure of how much the student has learned according to the curriculum.

Fourth and eighth grade students are required to receive a certain score before they can go on to the next grade.

"If a student scored basic, that is telling us that they are going to do very well the next year," said Judith Vail, the accountability coordinator for Calcasieu Parish Schools.

But this year in Calcasieu Parish 953 students failed to receive a basic score and suffered the consequences.

"Any student that didn't make basic or approaching basic is required to go to summer school for 4th and 8th grade," said Vail.

When considering how the parish did as a whole, Calcasieu's numbers were down slightly from last year.

Last year 24 out of 30 assessments scored basic or above, while this year only 16 out of 30 made the cut.

"We were basically flat I think you could say overall in grades 3rd through 11th," said Vail. "Not nearly as much growth in 2010 as there was in 2009."

But it is not all bad news for Calcasieu Parish, however.

In comparison to the state, Calcasieu had more passing 4th graders and 8th graders than the state's average.

Calcasieu Parish had 82% of their 4th graders pass and only 76% of the state passed.

Seventy-eight percent of the 8th graders in Calcasieu Parish passed while 70% of the state made it.

"This is the part that will give us a hint to whether the school performance scores are going to be better come 2010 than they were in 2009," said Vail.

Vail said there are things students and parents can do to boost their LEAP scores.

"In my opinion we do too much practice testing and not enough teaching what they need to know," said Vail. "If they stay abreast with their schools meetings, have parent teacher conferences, then this will keep them abreast with what they need to know."

Students who recently retook the LEAP test at summer school will receive their results in mid-August.

If you would like to see the LEAP test results for Calcasieu Parish, click on "LEAP Test Results" to the right.

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