Jul 27, 2010 5:42 PM by Melissa Canone

Schools Deemed "Academically Unacceptable" - Shrank Slightly This Year

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The list of Louisiana's public schools
deemed failing in the state's accountability system - given the
label "academically unacceptable" - shrank slightly this year.
The state Department of Education released data Tuesday that
showed 12 schools dropped the label in the just-ended 2009-10
school year, while eight schools moved into failing status.
Of more than 1,300 public schools statewide, 48 schools scored
lower than the benchmark school performance score of 60 out of 150
points. That's the level below which is considered academically
unacceptable. Of those, 26 already have been taken over by the
state and are run through the Recovery School District because of
poor performance.
Most of the other schools are in the Baton Rouge and Shreveport
areas: five in East Baton Rouge Parish and 11 in Caddo Parish.

Right now  two Acadiana schools have been listed as academically unacceptable by the Louisiana board of education.
They include NP Moss in Lafayette and Creswell Elementary in St. Landry parish.

Statewide the number of academically unacceptable schools is decreasing.
 in 2008 --- 60 percent of students were performing at grade level.
     in 2010 --- 65 percent were at grade level.

However Next year more school are expected to perform below level because standards are being raised.


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