Why choose Louisiana
for Higher Education?

The benefits of a Louisiana higher education degree are endless! Whether choosing an Associate’s degree at one of our Community and Technical Colleges, a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. at one of our four-year institutions, or even a professional degree at one of our medical or law schools your educational experience at any Louisiana public institution is guaranteed to positively impact your future. Read More >>


La. Eyes Linking Pupil Results, Teacher Training.  Article in Education Week – September 2004.

Focus on School Turnaround – Louisiana.  Video and description produced by The New York Times – 2005.

Noell, G.H. & Burns, J.  (2006). Value-added assessment of teacher preparation: An illustration of emerging technology. Journal of Teacher Education, 57(1), 37-50.

Developing Evidence and Gathering Data About Teacher Education Program Quality.  Report prepared by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities - May 2007 – pages 20-23 & 50-57.

Perfecting the Formula: Effective Strategies = Educational Success.  Report prepared by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Hunt Institute – June 2009.

Teacher Preparation: Reforming the Uncertain Profession.  Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s remarks about Louisiana at a speech given at Teachers College, Columbia University – October 2009.

Louisiana Serves as Model in Teacher Assessment.  Article prepared by The Washington Post – December 2009.

Supporting America’s Educators: The Importance of Quality Teachers and Leaders.  Testimony provided to the Committee on Education and Labor for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC - May 2010.

Louisiana’s Value-Added Assessment: Linking Achievement and Teacher Preparation Programs.  Article in NCATE Quality Teaching Newsletter – Spring 2011.

A New Approach to Teacher Education Reform and Improvement.  Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s remarks about Louisiana during a speech at the Education Sector Forum – September 2011.

Take Louisiana’s Lead in Teacher Prep Reform.  Article prepared for The Quick & The Ed by Education Sector at the American Institutes for Research – September 2011.

Gansle, A., Noell, G.H., & Burns, J.  (2012). Do student achievement outcomes differ across teacher preparation program? An analysis of teacher education in Louisiana. Journal of Teacher Education, 63(5), 304-317.