But while they fail to comply with our request for public documents, these institutions cannot escape the scrutiny of Louisiana's Teacher Quality Initiative. The Initiative's results, published this past September, paint a dismal picture of the state of teacher prep in the Bayou state. (For the math-averse, green cells denote program graduates' positive effect on student learning, while red means that student performance suffers.)
You might wonder what LSU-Baton Rouge is doing right and what the University of Louisiana-Lafayette is doing wrong. But these numbers don't reveal that information to consumers of teacher prep and the public. If Louisiana programs comply with the law and provide us with what should be readily accessible data, then consumers may have some answers.
Note: information on undergraduate programs was unavailable for Grambling State, LSU-Alexandria, Southern University at New Orleans, and the University of Louisiana-Monroe.