May 24, 2011 6:28 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State education officials are preparing to
release the latest standardized test scores for Louisiana public
Tuesday's release will be the latest indication of how schools
are faring under more than a decade of sometimes controversial
policy changes, including the takeover of failing schools
throughout New Orleans. And they come as the state looks for a
replacement for one of the people who championed those changes,
education superintendent Paul Pastorek, who recently resigned to
return to the private sector.
Scores will be released for the "LEAP" tests that fourth- and
eighth-graders must pass to earn promotion, the Graduation Exit
Exam for high school students and the "iLeap" test given to
third-, fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders.