Announcements

  • Non-Public and Home Study Spring 2024 LEAP Grades 3-8 Test Registration

    To register a child enrolled in non-public school or home study (grades 3-8) to take the spring LEAP test in Bossier Schools, access the link below and complete the registration form.  The deadline to register is April 3, 2024.  

    Non-Public and Home Study Spring 2024 LEAP Grades 3-8 Test Registration  

    The registration form will not be considered complete until the following items have been received at the Bossier Educational Service Center - Accountability & Assessment Dept, 2900 Douglas Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111.  Assigned testing dates and further instructions will be provided after payment and all documentation is received.  

    • A $35 money order payable to Bossier Parish School Board
    • Self-addressed, stamped envelope for mailing of test records upon release
    • Recent grade transcript, report card, or letter from the school verifying the current grade placement of the student
    • Official IEP or IAP documentation for test accommodations, if applicable
    • Copy of home study approval letter from Louisiana Dept of Education, if enrolled in home study

     

    Bossier Schools ACT Testing Dates

    BPSB ACT Testing Dates Save The Date

    April 9th

    Testing Day:  All 11th graders (ACT) and select 12th graders (ACT)

    Virtual Learning Day:  9th and 10th graders

    Note:  12th graders scheduled for ACT testing will be notified by the school.

    April 10th:

    Testing Day:  All 9th graders (PreACT) and all 10th graders (ACT)

    Virtual Learning Day:  11th and 12th graders

     

    Assessment Calendar

    The Louisiana Department of Education assessment calendars reflect the required testing windows for all state-mandated assessments.  Contact your child's school for specific testing dates.

    LDOE 2023-2024 Assessment Calendar

    LDOE 2024-2025 Assessment Calendar NEW

Accountability

  • Louisiana Believes starts with the premise that all students can achieve high expectations and master rigorous academic standards. Believing that all children can learn, Louisiana developed an accountability system which holds schools, districts, and the state accountable for the performance of students.

    Louisiana grades schools and districts on a scale of A through F, using a grading scale similar to the one used for students. Letter grades provide families and the public with a straightforward indicator of school and overall district performance. The grades are calculated based on student achievement, academic indicators, and measures of career and college readiness, such as Carnegie credits earned through 12th grade, graduation rates, and earning Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Enrollment credits.

Assessment

  • What gets measured gets mastered.

    Louisiana Believes begins with the premise that all students can achieve high expectations and master rigorous academic standards. If we believe that all students can achieve, it is essential to measure progress and ensure that students remain on track for college and careers. Louisiana students are assessed annually in grades 3 through 8 and high school grades. Students in grades 3 through 8 take assessments in English Language Arts/literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.

    In high school, students take standard assessments referred to as the LEAP 2025 assessment in six subjects: Algebra I, Geometry, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History. The assessments measure proficiency in each subject area and assist in determining whether students have mastered the knowledge and skills for college and career readiness. For additional information on each of Louisiana’s annual assessments, select the assessment name from the list on the left.