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Education Goals

Nine Critical Education Goals

The following is a list of Louisiana’s Critical Goals and the initiatives they encompass:

  1. Students enter kindergarten ready to learn.
  2. Students are literate by third grade.
  3. Students will enter fourth grade on time.
  4. Students perform at or above grade level in English Language Arts by eighth grade.
  5. Students perform at or above grade level in math by eighth grade.
  6. Students graduate from high school on time.
  7. Students will enroll in post-secondary education within two years of graduation.
  8. Students will complete at least one year of college successfully.
  9. Students will achieve all eight goals, regardless of race or class.