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Policy requirements for non-public school students entering public schools

Posted at 11:38 AM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 12:38:09-05

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) policy requires transfer students to public schools seeking placement in grades 5 and 9 to take English Language Arts and Mathematics portions of the State Placement Test. The results inform grade and class placement.

The test is a computer-based assessment that measures students’ knowledge and skills in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math pursuant to Louisiana Student Standards in grades 4 and 8. Each subject has three timed sessions. Students must complete each session on the day it is started. There will be 2 sessions per day for a total of 3 days.

Parents of non-public students must contact Nekita Bourne (337-521-7097) in the Student Services Department to schedule a testing date.

Additional information: BESE Policy (select Bulletin 1566)