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Division of Accountability & Assessment

Division of Accountability & Assessment

Division Overview

The Office of Accountability, Assessment, and Evaluation seeks to assist schools and district staff through the following:

  • Providing school level support in district accreditation; state mandated assessments; state academic, promotion, retention and accountability policies; and related local and state level policy requirements.
  • Providing district level support relative to data analytics for strategic initiatives; demographic student data inclusive of enrollment data and student attendance zones; and competitive grant coordination and evaluation.
  • Providing community stakeholder support for research and information requests involving research projects for graduate student research; data to support and evaluate school-based volunteer organizations; and national data collection and research related programs.

Cognia Accreditation Standards

Cognia External Review Team will interview East Baton Rouge Parish School System remotely through Zoom every six years. A multi-member team will evaluate the system’s adherence to the Cognia Performance Standards for K-12 School Systems.

Key Characteristic 1: Culture of Learning 

STANDARD 1:  Leaders cultivate and sustain a culture that demonstrates respect, fairness, equity, and inclusion, and is free from bias. 

STANDARD 2: Learners’ well-being is at the heart of the institution’s guiding principles such as mission, purpose, and beliefs. 

STANDARD 3: Leaders actively engage stakeholders to support the institution’s priorities and guiding principles that promote learners’ academic growth and well-being. 

STANDARD 4: Learners benefit from a formal structure that fosters positive relationships with peers and adults. 

STANDARD 5: Professional staff members embrace effective collegiality and collaboration in support of learners. 

STANDARD 6: Professional staff members receive the support they need to strengthen their professional practice.

Key Characteristic 2: Leadership for Learning 

STANDARD 7: Leaders guide professional staff members in the continuous improvement process focused on learners’ experiences and needs. 

STANDARD 8: The governing authority demonstrates a commitment to learners by collaborating with leaders to uphold the institution’s priorities and to drive continuous improvement. 

STANDARD 9: Leaders cultivate effective individual and collective leadership among stakeholders. 

STANDARD 10: Leaders demonstrate expertise in recruiting, supervising, and evaluating professional staff members to optimize learning. 

STANDARD 11: Leaders create and maintain institutional structures and processes that support learners and staff members in both stable and changing environments. 

STANDARD 12: Professional staff members implement curriculum and instruction that are aligned for relevancy, inclusion, and effectiveness. 

STANDARD 13: Qualified personnel instruct and assist learners and each other in support of the institution’s mission, purpose, and beliefs. 

STANDARD 14: Curriculum and instruction are augmented by reliable information resources and materials that advance learning and support learners’ personal interests. 

STANDARD 15: Learners’ needs drive the equitable allocation and management of human, material, digital, and fiscal resources.

Key Characteristic 3: Engagement of Learning 

STANDARD 16: Learners experience curriculum and instruction that emphasize the value of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and abilities. 

STANDARD 17: Learners have equitable opportunities to realize their learning potential. 

STANDARD 18: Learners are immersed in an environment that fosters lifelong skills including creativity, curiosity, risk taking, collaboration, and design thinking. 

STANDARD 19: Learners are immersed in an environment that promotes and respects student voice and responsibility for their learning. 

STANDARD 20: Learners engage in experiences that promote and develop their self-confidence and love of learning.  

STANDARD 21: Instruction is characterized by high expectations and learner-centered practices. 

STANDARD 22: Instruction is monitored and adjusted to advance and deepen individual learners’ knowledge and understanding of the curriculum. 

STANDARD 23: Professional staff members integrate digital resources that deepen and advance learners’ engagement with instruction and stimulate their curiosity

Key Characteristic 4: Growth in Learning 

STANDARD 24 Leaders use data and input from a variety of sources to make decisions for learners’ and staff members’ growth and well-being. 

STANDARD 25: Leaders promote action research by professional staff members to improve their practice and advance learning. 

STANDARD 26: Leaders regularly evaluate instructional programs and organizational conditions to improve instruction and advance learning. 

STANDARD 27: Learners’ diverse academic and non-academic needs are identified and effectively addressed through appropriate interventions. 

STANDARD 28: With support, learners pursue individual goals including the acquisition of academic and non-academic skills important for their educational futures and careers. 

STANDARD 29: Understanding learners’ needs and interests drives the design, delivery, application, and evaluation of professional learning.  

STANDARD 30: Learners’ progress is measured through a balanced system that includes assessment both for learning and of learning.

East Baton Rouge Parish School System utilizes an assessment program for all students who access the general curriculum.  Metrics related to district benchmark assessment programs are tracked through the district’s KPI scorecard in alignment with the school system’s strategic plan. Test content is aligned to the standards adopted by the Louisiana Department of Education and taught in the East Baton Rouge Parish curriculum.  This data is used to inform and evaluate goals for student learning targets as well as the East Baton Rouge School System’s Strategic Plan and other district and school level improvement plans.


District Demographic Data


State Level Academic Data


District Level Data

In accordance with the policies found in the local pupil progression plan as well as BESE Policy Bulletin 1566, the Accountability office supports the implementation of during the school year and summer remediation programs at the elementary school, middle school and high school levels.

*Please note remediation program information will be available at the end of the school year for the following summer*

The following resources are available to support the implementation of statewide assessments:

Assessment Calendar

2024-2025 Assessment Calendar PDF

LDOE Accountability Policy Guidance and School Performance Score Calculators

BESE Policy Documents

Educator Guides for State Assessments

Parent Guides to Statewide Assessments

ACT Resources

Online Training Tools for Students

Released Practice Tests

Accountability Department

Research Requests

External Data Request for Information

This form is for external stakeholders partnering with East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s district divisions, departments, and/or schools to conduct educational research.

Please note: Due to the file upload section of this form, respondents must have a Google account to view and complete the form. If you do not have a Google account, please click here to create a free account. 

Request to Conduct Research

This form is for external stakeholders or EBRPSS employees conducting educational research for an advanced degree and/or publication through an educational institution and have selected EBRPSS as a subject for their research.

Please note: Due to the file upload section of this form, respondents must have a Google account to view and complete the form. If you do not have a Google account, please click here to create a free account. 

Internal Request for Information (School Level or District Level)

This form is for internal employees of EBRPSS who would like access to school-level or district-level data for the strategic planning of overall school improvement of the district, school, teacher, and student performance.

PLEASE NOTE: If a request for school-level and district-level data is needed, both forms must be completed For additional questions or support, please email

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