Good news for Louisiana schools.  Former Caddo Superintendant, Ollie Tyler is now acting Louisiana Superintendent of Education and she has told Baton Rouge business leaders that school accountability is beginning to pay dividends.

Tyler told the audience that back in 1999, when the state first implimented LEAP testing, 45 percent of students were “proficient,”  She says that number is now up to 67 percent.

But Tyler says our state still has almost one-third of students statewide not performing at grade level and she says that is a top priority in her department.  She says the answer is to continue to raise minimum standards.