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ERIC Number: ED544432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-15
Pages: 115
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Louisiana State Performance Plan--Part B. July 1, 2005-June 30, 2012. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act of 2004. Revised
White, John
Louisiana Department of Education
Bearing in mind the requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, Louisiana's Steering Committee projected performance targets through the year 2014 for the important areas of: (1) Graduation with a Diploma; (2) Dropout Rate; (3) Placement, ages 6-21 and ages 3-5; (4) Achievement Performance Levels, and (5) Discipline. Annual gains were set in order to reach the ambitious 2014 goals. Further refinement of targets based upon the requirements and language of the State Performance Plan (SPP) monitoring priorities and indicator areas was planned for a regularly scheduled Steering Committee Meeting in September. Problem-solving strategies were used by work groups which carefully considered the data reporting components of the SPP and looked for evidence of weakness or problems in Louisiana's programs. Improvement strategies were proposed which were felt to most impact successful outcomes for children; evaluation of the effectiveness of improvement efforts will be integral to future reporting. Undoubtedly, data reported from the 2005-06 school year will show the effects of highly mobile groups of hurricane evacuees who have dispersed to regions all around the state and country. One in four school-aged children in Louisiana is displaced because of the hurricanes and is now attending a different school than at the start of the school year. In many indicator areas of the SPP, the targets for the next several years have been set at levels taking the educational impact of the hurricanes into consideration. It is expected that the strategies for improvement will take some time to become established and effective as the student population stabilizes; short-term gains may be delayed, but it is anticipated that the projected six-year gains will be achieved. The revision of the SPP submitted February 1, 2007, reflects the addition of baseline data and status data, targets and improvement activities for the new indicator areas 4B, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, and 18. In response to the change in the measurement requirement for Indicator 15, new baseline data for that Indicator have been included. For other SPP indicator areas, there are additions and changes to improvement activities in order to enhance the state's efforts to achieve its desired targets. (Contains 12 tables.)
Louisiana Department of Education. P.O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064. Tel: 877-453-2721; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004; No Child Left Behind Act 2001