The Louisiana Department of Education (DOE) released LEAP testing results from the 2017-2018 school year.

According to the DOE, Louisiana student performance improved in social studies and remained steady in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics on last school year's LEAP tests.

Students and schools demonstrated reasonable improvement in the first year of the state's plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). the release said.

Here in Lafayette Parish, in particular, school district officials reported strong gains throughout the parish.

Tom Spencer, LPSS Director of Accountability, said even with the new ESSA mandates students showed gains in almost every subject within the testing parameters.

Click on the video above to hear our interview with Tom Spencer who elaborates on where improvements were made and where Lafayette Parish schools could use more work.

Attached below are the charts and summaries listing the scores released today.