Assessment and Accountability
Lisa Lohman – District Testing Coordinator – 337-239-3401
Louisiana School Finder
School performance scores are reported this year through Louisiana’s new interactive, online tool the Louisiana School Finder.
The Louisiana School Finder provides families with:
Watch the video to see how the Louisiana Department of Education creates school performance scores from a great deal of data to better inform parents and the public of how schools are performing.
2018-2019 Assessment Calendar
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/End-of-Course (EOC) tests in six subjects: Algebra I, Geometry, English I, English II, English III (phasing out), 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, district and the state accountable for the performance of students.
Louisiana grades schools, districts, and the state 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 performance. The grades are calculated based on student achievement, academic indicators and measures of career and college readiness, such Carnegie credits earned through 9th grade, graduation rates, and earning Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Enrollment.
Cell Phone Policy – Testing Environments
All cell phones or other similar technological devices with imaging or text-messaging capabilities that are the property of students, test administrators, and school test coordinators must be placed in and remain in the off position and stored in a secure area as designated during test administration or any other time that test booklets and answer documents are present.