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  • 45,000 Louisiana students completed PARCC assessments

    June 1, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Education today announced that nearly 45,000 Louisiana students participated in field testing the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) assessments, allowing Louisiana students and educators an early view of forthcoming state tests. The total number represents one in... more »
  • RANT: Louisiana Phasing Out LEAP Tests

    December 12, 2011 11:42 AM

    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 »
  • French Immersion Students Score Higher than Non-immersion Students

    November 9, 2010 6:36 PM

    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 »
  • LEAP Test Scores Canceled: Tests Given Early

    July 10, 2010 3:23 PM

    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 »
  • LEAP Test Results

    May 26, 2010 7:23 PM

    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 »
  • Increased LEAP Failure Rate in Both 4th & 8th Grades

    May 26, 2010 4:09 PM

    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 Say Students Were Helped With LEAP Test

    March 30, 2010 7:03 PM

    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 »
  • LEAP Standardized Test Begin Today

    March 23, 2010 2:00 PM

    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 »

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