LEAP TESTS: Louisiana Believes starts with the premise that all children can achieve high expectations and that parents know best how to prepare their children to succeed in college and careers. Each year, students in grades 3 through 8 take state tests to measure their knowledge and skills in each subject area and their readiness for the next level of study.
The LEAP tests are just one of several indicators, in combination with report cards, teacher-made tests, and classroom work, that are used to create a complete picture of a student’s performance in school. The results from the tests will be used to help teachers identify when students need additional support or more challenging work in each subject area. This information is also used to measure how well schools and districts are helping students achieve higher expectations. For the 2016-2017 school year, students will take the following tests in grades 3-8:
• English Language Arts (ELA)
• Social Studies