New Orleans RSD Memory Lane, with a Stop at Falling Scores Statewide in 2016
New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD) is a modern miracle, and, as such, it should be celebrated by reflecting on how far that state-run wonder has advanced based on the principle measure that matters in the world of corporate ed reform: the almighty test score.
Let us restrict our celebration to high school test scores, such as the ACT and Louisiana’s End-of-Course (EOC) subject area tests.
We will begin our stroll down RSD Memory Lane with this fine moment in September 2012, as such was publicized on the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) website:
RECOVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT-NEW ORLEANS MAKES GAINS ON ACTSep 18, 2012School District Also Boasts Largest Increase in Number of Students Taking ExamBATON ROUGE, La. – The average composite score on the ACT for students in the Recovery School District (RSD) New Orleans rose four-tenths of a point from 16.4 to 16.8 from 2011 to 2012 – representing an increase four times the statewide average which rose one-tenth of a point from 20.2 to 20.3 during the same timeframe. In the last two years, the average composite score for RSD New Orleans has increased a total of 1.2 points, up from 15.6 in 2010, ranking fifth in the state for overall progress.“Students in New Orleans continue to make significant strides in academic achievement,” said Patrick Dobard, Superintendent of the Recovery School District. “The steady increase in results, year after year, proves what we have always believed – that all students can learn and achieve. We will continue to work until each and every child gains the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and careers after graduation.”
A marvel, truly. RSD New Orleans ACT score New Orleans RSD Memory Lane, with a Stop at Falling Scores Statewide in 2016 | deutsch29: