ERIC Number: ED483529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Released Test Items: Sample Student Work Illustrating LEAP 21 Achievement Levels, Grade 8 Science.
Louisiana State Department of Education
Louisana 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. The primary purposes of the accountability system are to raise expectations for achievement for all Louisiana public school students and to improve public education in the state. In March 2004, students in grade 8 took LEAP 21 English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies tests. The test scores are combined with other relevant data to create school and district accountability scores, which serve as a means of measuring educational quality and improvement in educational programs over time. This document is part of a series of materials meant to promote understanding of the knowledge and skills students must have and the kinds of work they must produce to be successful on the LEAP 21.
Descriptors: State Standards, Grade 8, Student Evaluation, Achievement Tests, Science Tests, Science Achievement, 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: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.