Public School Performance in New Orleans
A Supplement to the 2008 State of Public Education in New Orleans

The Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives at Tulane University
January 2009


Abstract:

This addendum to the 2008 State of Public Education in New Orleans report (released in January 2009 ) analyzes the performance of public schools in New Orleans on standardized tests and other measures of student outcomes.  The report provides a brief history and overview of Louisiana’s education accountability system and also provides relevant comparisons between New Orleans school performance and school performance in other parts of the state and the nation.  The report is designed to help policymakers, educators, and citizens understand how public schools in New Orleans have progressed over time and also how they compare to schools around Louisiana and the United States.

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