Cassie Owens, Director of Strategic Intitiatives
Louisiana’s Accountability Program
School Accountability System calls for continuous improvement in
student achievement, attendance, and graduation rate. This system is
based on two principles: rewarding schools that grow academically and
assisting schools and students who need help. Each year, schools must
show improvement in School Performance Scores (SPS) by meeting a growth
target. Growth targets represent the amount of progress a school must
make every year to reach the state’s SPS goal of 120 by the year 2014.
Louisiana’s Assessment Program
Students are required to participate in state assessments based on grade level:
||Grades 4 and 8
||Grades 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9
|LAA 1 and 2
||Students with Disabilities who cannot participate in the regular state assements.
addition to state-administered testing programs, Louisiana participates
in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) each year.