Proposal offers to spare La. schools from potentially devastating grades on new exams

09/19/2013 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

As Louisiana transitions to administering standardized tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards, state Superintendent John White has proposed that schools' letter grades will decline by no more than one grade this year -- no matter how students score on the exams. The announcement follows the release of scores in New York state and elsewhere showing dramatic decreases in student achievement under the exams.

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