BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Education released school report cards Thursday for grades nine through 12 and said high schools in the state improved on "every measure of student achievement."
The report cards are for the 2014-2015 school year.
Officials said there was improvement in end-of-course tests, ACT, graduation rate and credentialing programs. Those include Advanced Placement courses and tests, duel enrollment courses and Jump Start courses and credentials.
Officials stated 1,600 more students graduated in 2014 than 2013, an increase of 11 percentage points, which raised the graduation rate to 74.6 percent.
According to education leaders, the state's average composite ACT score rose to 19.4 in 2015, which is a 0.2 point gain, an increase that topped all states testing 100 percent of students and ranked third among six Southern states.
The report for other grade levels will be released in December.
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