Louisiana Class of 2015 ACT Scores by District and School
I have pressed the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and Louisiana Superintendent John White to release a comprehensive file of the Class of 2015 ACT scores by district and school-within-district.
On February 05, 2016, White wrote the following as part of that email exchange:
This request regards an Excel file listing all individual school average ACT scores. Those scores have been posted publicly on individual school report cards since October. An Excel file containing all school scores in one sheet has been through the data certification process and will be posted next week.
I waited two weeks for “next week,” and when “next week” had not happened by Friday, February 19, 2016, I used the ACT composites from the October 2015 school report cards to create an Excel file of such scores.
And I sent the following email to BESE and White, among others:
Class of 2015 ACT scores by district and school
From: Mercedes Schneider <email@example.com> To: Shan.Davis <Shan.Davis@LA.GOV>; Kathy.Edmonston <Kathy.Edmonston@LA.GOV>; James.Garvey <James.Garvey@LA.GOV>; Doris.Voitier <Doris.Voitier@sbpsb.org>; Jada.Lewis <Jada.Lewis@LA.GOV>; Gary.Jones <Gary.Jones@LA.GOV>; james_garvey <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Kira.OrangeJones <Kira.OrangeJones@LA.GOV>; Tony.Davis <Tony.Davis@LA.GOV>; Sandy.Holloway <Sandy.Holloway@LA.GOV>; Thomas.Roque <Thomas.Roque@LA.GOV>; Lurie.Thomason <Lurie.Thomason@LA.GOV>
Cc: John.White <John.White@la.gov>; Erin.Bendily <Erin.Bendily@LA.GOV>; lottieb <email@example.com>; srichard <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2016 8:11 pm Attachment
As per message… dated February 5, 2016, from John White, an Excel file of Class of 2015 ACT scores by district and school was supposed to be released “next week.”
Two weeks later, as of Friday, February 19. 2016, that already-ridiculously-late release had not happened.
So, using the ACT composite information on the school report cards released in October 2015, I created an Excel spreadsheet of Class of 2015 ACT scores by district and school within district.
The public should have had this information conveniently available in the form of a single Excel file months ago. As it stands, the 2016 ACT will be given within weeks, and John White has yet to release a comprehensive Class of 2015 ACT-by-dist-and-school Excel file.
Now the public finally has ready access to this info– and you do, too– no thanks to Mr. Month-by-Month-Contract.