66 students in Bossier achieve perfect scores on LEAP test

Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 3:53 PM CDT
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BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - Despite lost learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bossier Parish School District is holding its own in terms of the number of students earning perfect scores on the LEAP test.

School officials say 66 students in the district made perfect scores on one or more content areas of the exam.

“Our own Bossier teachers work in our summer learning program, where we provide additional instructional minutes for students to reach higher and higher levels of achievement,” said Nichole Bourgeois, assistant superintendent for Bossier Schools.

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Freshman Aadi Metha thought he was dreaming when he saw his score. He scored perfect on three different areas of the LEAP exam.

“It’s amazing. I didn’t think I would ever actually be able to do it. It was just a shock to see me get three perfect scores,” he said.

School leaders say the credit goes to the teachers in the classrooms and the hardworking students themselves, as well as prep programs, like the after school learning program.

“It’s very gratifying that we feel like we’re going in the right direction,” said Bourgeois. “We have teachers out there that can take the tools that we have provided for them and implement it in a way that we are seeing academic achievement for our students. That’s the magic that happens in the classroom.”

Aadi says his success was achieved with a simple method.

“Ask questions if you’re ever confused or else you’ll never be able to get past the barrier.”

As a freshman, he says he still has a lot more he wants to improve on.

“Learn more, as in ask more questions, and hopefully get more perfect scores!”