Message from Dr. Brumley: October 2018

The Louisiana Department of Education will release school report cards in November. This is an opportunity to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of your child’s school. It also gives us, as educators, an opportunity to see the areas where we need to continue good work as well as specific areas of our performance that must be improved.

Starting on November 8th, you can view your school’s 2017-2018 report card on the Louisiana School Finder. This report card is based on the school’s performance from last school year – not the current year.

You’ll probably notice some changes on your school’s report card, as it provides more detail than in previous years. These scores from last school year mark the first time the state is using a more rigorous scale to determine school performance scores and corresponding school letter grades. While scores across the state are fully expected to dip based on the new method of calculations, this more challenging formula will, hopefully, lead to greater outcomes for Louisiana children.

This is also the first time the state is using student academic growth from one year to the next as a component of the school performance scores. Simply put, this means the school’s rating will be impacted by the amount of academic growth each child demonstrated from the previous year.

Please contact your child’s school with any questions. We will also have links to sample report cards, a tip sheet, and the state’s parent tool box on our website. Regardless of how your child’s school scored last year, I want you to know our educators are working every day to make JPPSS the most improved district in the state. We are gearing every effort and strategy towards better outcomes for each child, family, and community. The best is yet to come for Jefferson Parish Public Schools.