Caddo led the region with seven campuses commended for top growth in key subject areas according to data released Tuesday by the Louisiana Department of Education.
“Caddo is proud to see an accountability system in which Louisiana students are being recognized for the progress they are making toward mastery of skills,” said Dr. T. Lamar Goree, Superintendent of Caddo Schools. “More so, we are excited to see our district growing in a variety of key indicators across our diverse schools. In rural, urban and suburban school environments, our students are improving in their academic understanding and we look forward to continued upward momentum as we work to meet the needs of all students.” Schools noted by the Louisiana Department of Education as part of their release included:
|School Name||Percentage of Top Growth in English (ELA) and Math|
|Caddo Parish Magnet High School||62|
|North Highlands Elementary School||62|
|Southern Hills Elementary School||58|
|Claiborne Fundamental Elementary School||56|
|Caddo Virtual Academy||56|
|Queensborough Elementary School||55|
The data released Tuesday will factor into the annual school performance scores (SPS) and letter grades for each school, which will be released this fall. The student progress measure will make up 25 percent of an elementary or middle school’s overall performance score and 12.5 percent of a high school’s overall performance score. In addition to an overall school performance score and letter grade, schools will earn a letter grade equivalent for student achievement and progress on their annual report card.
Contributing to student growth, in 2018 Caddo Schools invested in top-rated, high-quality curriculum and resources to support student learning. Coupled with intensive teacher training in alignment to national best practices is teaching strategies and knowledge of Louisiana State Standards, educators were able to enter classrooms better prepared to teach and support individual learning needs. Those efforts have continued into this school year as the district implemented the use of additional top-tier curriculum districtwide. National research has shown high-quality curriculum to be one of the greatest determining factors in student learning and performance outcomes.