Assessment and Accountability
The Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) 2025 is a statewide assessment program for students in grades 3 – high school to measure student knowledge and skills in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. In high school, LEAP assessments are part of graduation requirements and administered through English I, English II, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, and United States History.
Student scores are reported in performance bands:
- Advanced: Exceeded Expectations
- Mastery: Met Expectations
- Basic: Nearly Met Expectations
- Approaching Basic: Partially Met Expectations
- Unsatisfactory: Expectations Not Yet Met
A student's results on the LEAP 2025 are evaluated along with a student's report cards and benchmark assessments to measure academic performance and ensure the student is ready to move onto the next level of study. The aggregate results are also used in determining a school's performance score.
Students with disabilities may be eligible to take LEAP Connect instead of LEAP 2025.
Each school determines their own schedule within the window so parents/guardians would need to reach out to their student's school for exact testing dates and times for Grades 3-8 and high school.
Each year, the LDOE publishes practice tests in English Language Arts (ELA), math, science, and social studies to help students in preparing for the LEAP 2025 statewide tests. Practice tests are not inclusive of all content covered but can assist students in how tests are formatted. For more information on LEAP 2025 practice test, see this handout.
Assessments are taken on the DRC INSIGHT portal. This platform provides Online Tools Training (OTT) assistance to help students become familiar with the online testing platform. The OTT can be accessed using the Chrome Browser.
Students who are learning English in addition to their native language are assessed annually using the ELPT. The ELPT measures proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
ACT is a standardized test used by most colleges and universities to make admission decisions. The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student’s general educational development and their capability to complete college-level work and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.
The length of the ACT test is 2 hours and 55 minutes and tests four sections: English, Math, Reading, and Science. LDOE pays of all 11th graders to take the ACT and any 12th grade student who has no ACT score on record. TPSD also provides students with additional times to take the ACT throughout their high school years.
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