RANT: No more LEAP testing. In three years, the test used to decide whether 4th and 8th graders would advance to the next grade level will be phased out. Now the question, how should we determine whether students should advance to the next grade in these key grades? The new... more »
In Lafayette Parish--students can learn French, Spanish and even Mandarin as young as age four. Lead immersion teacher, Nicole Boudreaux, said immersion programs produce higher test scores for students of all ages.
Boudreaux said, "it reflects the education and the instruction they received in French and in another language... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A private school in Shreveport is ordered to cancel scores for some eighth-grade students who were given Louisiana's high-stakes tests a week before the state's official testing date. The Times reports that Evangel Christian Academy must also pay $350 per student to cover the costs of... more »
Teachers and students across Louisiana prepare for the leap test all year ....making sure 4th and 8th graders advance to the next grade.
Burnell Lemoine, Lafayette’s superintendent, "we went up in some areas and down in others, but overall the results were not as good as last year."... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More of Louisiana's public school students failed the state's high-stakes LEAP test this spring than they did a year earlier, according to the latest results released Wednesday by the state education department. Seventy-three percent of Louisiana's fourth- and eighth-graders passed the test, which is required... more »
State officials confirm the reason some students at L.J. Alleman have to re-take a portion of the LEAP test is because they got help.
It's unclear how many students were helped or even who did the helping.
Because of this "irregularity" in testing, the entire class will... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Public school students in Louisiana are getting ready to take standardized tests. Beginning Tuesday, fourth- and eighth-grade students participate in the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program exam, better known as the LEAP test. It determines whether they are promoted to the next grade level. Students in... more »