EBR School District making strides in improving test scores.

For the second consecutive year, the East Baton Rouge Parish School District outpaced the state level gains in students scoring Mastery and above, according to the 2019 LEAP 2025 Results released by the Louisiana Department of Education.

Certain EBR subgroups shined in the report. African American students, grades 3-8, scoring mastery and above rose from 24% to 26% compared to the state that remained steady at 21%. The high school African American subgroup also outperformed the state by +3%. Economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities in grades 3-8 also outperformed the state growth. EBR Schools experienced overall growth in percent mastery in all content areas: ELA (+2%), math (+4%), and social studies (+2%).

“We are so proud of the strides we’ve taken and it’s rewarding to see the marked improvement in the first year of the Tier One Curriculum implementation,” Said Warren Drake, EBR Schools Superintendent. “Today’s gains reflect the commitment of dedicated teachers, staff and families, and I am so appreciative of their efforts to enhance the educational opportunities for students.”

The EBR Schools Innovation Network received special commendations in State Superintendent John White’s Press Conference for the incremental gains made in historically under performing schools.

Following the state’s vision, the district will continue to support struggling schools with identified achievement gaps.