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State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek Louisiana School Board Association March 3, 2011.

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1 State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek Louisiana School Board Association March 3, 2011

2 2 Vision  Create a World-Class Education System for All Students in Louisiana. Mission  Ensure Higher Academic Achievement for All Students  Eliminate the Achievement Gaps Between Races and Classes  Prepare Students to be Effective Citizens in a Global Market Our Vision and Mission State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek

3 3 Louisiana’s Critical Goals State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek

4 4 What Do the Data Show Regarding Our Progress? Influencing Outcomes 4 State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek

5 5 Student Achievement Has Improved Significantly.  Percent of Students Basic and Above: (All Grades and Subjects) 1999: 45% 2010: 66%  Percent of Students Meeting Promotional Standards (4 th and 8 th Grades) 2009: 81.4% 2010: 83.2%  Average ACT Score: 1999: : 20.1 Mission One: Academic Achievement 5 State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek

6 6 *First time testers and Full Academic Year: 1999 – 2001 grades 4 and 8; grades 4, 8 and 10; grades 3-8 and 10 Subgroup Performance English: Percent Basic and Above* 6 State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek Mission Two: Eliminate Achievement Gap

7 7 7 State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek Subgroup Performance Math: Percent Basic and Above* *First time testers and Full Academic Year: 1999 – 2001 grades 4 and 8; grades 4, 8 and 10; grades 3-8 and 10

8 88 State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek Mission Three: College and Career Ready %67.4% Cohort Graduation Rates College Going Rate 47%46%47% Remediation Rate 32%29%28%

9 9 Our Challenges Moving Forward 9 State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek  Despite our Progress, 230,000 or One-Third of Our Students Are Performing Below Grade Level.  And Only 67 Percent of Our Students Graduate in the Traditional Four-Year Time Frame.  47% of Our High School Graduates Who Attempt to Enlist in the Military Cannot Meet Academic Requirements.  1 in 5 Five-Year Olds Will Finish 1 Year of College and Take 2 Years to Do It.  Louisiana Recently Earned an F from Quality Counts for Student Academic Achievement

10 10 Our Reality Louisiana…..We Have A Continuing Crisis in Our Classrooms And Our Children Cannot Wait for Us to Ease Our Way Into Making the Necessary Changes

11 11 Fortunately, There Are District Leaders, Principals, Teachers Who Are Responding, and Because of Their Leadership and Success, They Are Demonstrating World-Class Education Is Within Our Reach. Our Promise 11 State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek

12 12 District ADistrict B Enrollment1,9576,222 % Free/Reduced Lunch88.6% Dist. Performance Score % Students Basic & Above47%62% A Tale of Two Districts State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek

13 13 District ADistrict B Enrollment2,1054,296 % Free/Reduced Lunch73.0%69.7% Dist. Performance Score % Students Basic & Above51%70% A Tale of Four Districts State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek District CDistrict D Enrollment6,0378,818 % Free/Reduced Lunch80.9%78.9% Dist. Performance Score % Students Basic & Above54%64%

14 14 Our Children Can’t Wait for Incremental Changes and Progress. The Central Question: Are We Willing to Work Together to Push Forward and Universally Adopt Changes Necessary to Meet the Compelling Needs of Our Children? Going Forward 14 State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek

15 15 Thank You 15 State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek


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