RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - While LEAP 2025 scores held steady in many subject areas across the state, the Rapides Parish School District is reporting growth.
Executive Assistant Superintendent Kim Bennett said the district's biggest growth was in English, Language Arts.
Scoring is scaled from low to high: unsatisfactory, approaching basic, basic, mastery and advanced mastery. Bennett said many students reached mastery ELA which is now the new level of expected performance.
She said math scores stayed the same with no dips or increases.
She also said they were happy to see a gain in social studies scores.
Bennett said the district is pleased with the scores, but always pushing for growth. Next up will be performance and district scores.
"We won't know officially our score until probably late fall," Bennett said. "But, looking at the work that our high schools have done with the ACT, that increased. Our graduation rate increased. Our end of course exams in high school increased and now our K- 8 has taken an increase. So, it's exactly where we want to be."
Bennett encourages all 8th-grade parents to contact their child's school if they haven't yet heard about scores. If you want to see how Rapides did compared to other parishes visit the attached link.