ERIC Number: ED485467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
LEAP (Louisiana Educational Assessment Program) Alternate Assessment Interpretive Guide, Spring 2004
Louisiana State Department of Education
Beginning in 1998, a state program called Reaching for Results began focusing on raising achievement for all Louisiana students. This program includes two different approaches: (1) teaching strategies that support students in meeting educational outcomes that will prepare them for life after school; and (2) assessments that evaluate student progress toward the educational outcomes. While all Louisiana students are included in Reaching for Results, there will be a very small percentage of students for whom the general statewide assessment is not appropriate. Therefore, an alternate assessment (i.e., a substitute approach used in gathering information on the performance of students who do not participate in typical statewide assessments) was created. The LEAP Alternate Assessment (LAA) has been specially designed to evaluate progress of students with significant cognitive disabilities. Contains sample reports and explanations of terms and results.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, State Programs, Educational Assessment, Disabilities, Testing Accommodations, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Scoring, Academic Achievement, Alternative Assessment
Louisiana Department of Education, Office of School and Student Performance, Division of Student Standards and Assessments, P.O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064. Web site: http://www.louisanaschools.net.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.