Louisiana offers an alternate assessment for students who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and meet specific criteria. The alternate assessment is LEAP Connect.
Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities are eligible to take 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 11th grade are assessed in English language arts and mathematics; students in grades 4, 8, and 11 are also assessed in science.
Students who take the LEAP Connect may receive a Career Diploma through an alternate pathway or Certificate of Achievement.