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 a Certificate of Achievement.