Assessment & Accountability
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 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 a career readiness. For additional information on each of Louisiana’s annual assessments, select the assessment name from the list on the left.
Students and teachers are rising to the challenge.
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.
Accountability and Assessment Announcements
LEAP 360 "Help Desk"
Remote administration of the LEAP 360 interim assessments is available for students in grades 3 to 8 and high school students enrolled in Algebra 1, Geometry, English 1, and/or English 2 this fall term.
- If you are having trouble accessing the LEAP 360 Interim, please click this link: Interim Remote Access Link
- If you receive a message stating the operating system is not supported, then the potential fix is as follows:
While on the error screen, hit your browsers "back" button, then another window may pop up below the error message (scroll down). The new window should have the test information for the student and he/she can get started.
We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate through remote administration!
Students are encouraged to take the LEAP 360 Interims at their home school. The annual state assessment, LEAP 2025, will not be available for remote administration. All students will take the assessment at school in the spring (high school students - in January and in the spring).