A state audit report says that Louisiana's Recovery School District, which takes over failing schools from local districts, has boosted performance at most of its schools.

The Legislative Auditor's report, released Monday, was generally positive for the RSD. For instance, it noted that more than 60 percent of RSD schools were no longer considered failing, based on 2010 scores. Also, graduation rates were up by almost 20 percent.

However, the report said the RSD did not effectively monitor student performance and finances at some of the schools it has turned over to independent charter organizations. The RSD says it is taking steps to improve such monitoring.

The RSD oversees more than 80 schools — most of them schools in New Orleans that were taken over following Hurricane Katrina.