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Alternate Assessments

Alternate Assessments

Louisiana offers two alternate assessments for students who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and meet specific criteria. These alternate assessments include the:

  • Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) Alternate Assessment, Level 1 (LAA1) and LEAP Connect


Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities are eligible to take the LAA 1 and LEAP Connect. The assessment is based on Extended Standards that capture the core academic content of academic standards. 

Students in grades 3 through 8 and 10th grade are assessed in English language arts and mathematics; students in grades 4 and 8 are also assessed in science.  Students in 11th grade are assessed in science only.

Students who take the LAA 1 may receive a Career Diploma through an alternate pathway or Certificate of Achievement.