standardized tests http://wwno.org en Two Percent Hike in Students Reaching 'Basic' Level http://wwno.org/post/two-percent-hike-students-reaching-basic-level <p>State education officials say the percentage of Louisiana public school students reaching &quot;basic&quot; achievement levels on standardized tests grew from 66 percent to 68 percent this year. Statewide, improvement was noted at almost every grade level and every subject.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:42:02 +0000 The Associated Press 11963 at http://wwno.org