ERIC Number: ED483439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Released Test Items: Sample Student Work Illustrating LEAP 21 Achievement Levels, Grade 8 Mathematics
Louisiana State Department of Education
Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) is an integral part of the Louisiana school and district accountability system passed by the state legislature and signed into law in 1997. In March 2004, students in grade 8 took LEAP 21 English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies tests. This document presents student work in the Mathematics test, which was completed as part of a LEAP 21 assessment. The document includes examples of multiple--choice items and constructed--response items that exemplify what students scoring at specified achievement levels should know and be able to do. A discussion of each item highlights knowledge and skills it is intended to measure, as well as strengths and weaknesses in the student work on the item. The grade 8 LEAP 21 Mathematics test is composed of sixty multiple-choice and four constructed-response items. A student earns one point for each correct answer to a multiple-choice item and from 0 to 4 points for the answer and work shown for each constructed-response item. Scoring rubrics and general achievement level definitions are provided.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade 8, Test Items, Educational Quality, Educational Assessment, Public Education, Accountability
Louisiana Department of Education, Office of Student and School Performance, Division of Student Standards and Assessments, P.O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064. Web site: http://www.louisianaschools.net.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 8
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.