ERIC Number: ED483580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Released Test Items: Sample Student Work Illustrating LEAP 21 Achievement Levels. Grade 8, Social Studies
Louisiana State Department of Education
This document is part of a series of materials meant to promote understanding of knowledge and skills students must have and the kinds of work they must produce to be successful on the LEAP 21. 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. For LEAP 21, student scores are reported at five achievement levels: advanced; mastery; basic; approaching basic; and unsatisfactory. This document presents student work in the Social Studies test, which was completed as part of a LEAP 21 assessment. The document includes multiple-choice 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 the knowledge and skills it is intended to measure, as well as strengths and weaknesses in the student work on the item.
Descriptors: Grade 8, Test Items, Social Studies, Scores, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Tests, State Standards, Knowledge Level
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: Grade 8
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.