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LSUS receives positive results from the LA Department of Education’s teacher evaluation system

July 11, 2013

Recently, the Board of Regents released new value-added results for the state's teacher preparation programs. The performance of new teachers was compared to that of all evaluated teachers in the state using the Louisiana Department of Education's teacher evaluation system. 

The findings of Louisiana's Annual Report for Teacher Preparation reports value-added scores based on the extent to which students taught by recent teacher education preparation program completers met predicted growth in achievement.  Labels of Ineffective, Effective Emerging, Effective Proficient and Highly Effective were assigned to teachers.

·         Completer's of the LSUS Undergraduate Program earned the labels Effective Proficient in Reading and Social Studies and Effective Emerging in Language Arts, Math, and Science.

·         Completers of TeachLSUS, the alternate certification program, earned the labels Effective Proficient in Language Arts, Math; Social Science.

·         For both undergrad and alternate certification programs, LSUS completers fared well statewide and top among other institutions in North Louisiana

"These results illustrate what an effective job LSUS is doing in the area of teacher education.  Each person in the Department of Education plays a role in this success, and we are very proud of this achievement," said Dr. Ruth Ray Jackson, Chair of the Department of Education.

Louisiana State University in Shreveport is a public university proudly serving the Shreveport-Bossier educational community with 26 undergraduate degree programs and 13 master's degree programs, and over 70 student organizations.  LSUS is a member of the LSU System, and provides a number of centers and institutes that serve as valuable economic development and educational resources to the community, as well as to our students. To find out more about LSUS, call 318-797-5000, or visit

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